Sylvester Oromoni: CP Odumosu Warns Against Protests

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has warned those planning to stage protest against the reopening of Dowen College in the state.

Dowen College is the school where 12-year-old boy Sylvester Oromoni was allegedly beaten and fed chemical substance before he died last year.

The Ijaw Youth Congress had last Thursday staged a protest in front of the school to demand it’s continued closure.

However, Odumosu at a press conference on Friday, warned that the police won’t allow any group to threaten the peace of Lagos State.

He said, “In spite of the transparent investigation carried out by the police and the non-establishment of prima facie case against the suspects, some members of the Ijaw Youths Council, Lagos led by one Comrade Henry Oyobolo protested in front of Bowen College for over two hours yesterday 6th January, 2022.

“The protesters including masquerades carried placards and were drumming, thereby causing panic and apprehension. The protesters who conducted themselves in a manner capable of causing breach of peace also caused temporary traffic jam. But for the professional way the police managed the protest, it would have led to violence.

“Much as we commiserate with the bereaved family on the death of their lovely and promising child, it is advised that the protesters and other individuals or groups who are still aggrieved should go to law court to seek redress instead of taking the law into their own hands.

“Thus member of the public who may have any misgivings about the outcome of the police investigation, medical enquiry and legal advice with this case are advised to follow due process in law rather than resorting to self help. The police will not fold their arms and allow any act or omission that could threaten the peace being enjoyed in the state.”

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