By Babajide Okeowo
Human rights lawyer and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana has vowed that his legal team will establish the ‘massive cover-up’ in the controversial death of Sylvester Oromoni (Jnr).
Falana, who is the counsel to the Oromoni family, stated this on Monday during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
“We are going to establish evidence of a massive cover-up,” he said. “You say there wasn’t evidence that there was a secret society. How?
“We searched the suspect and didn’t find any tattoos; we didn’t find any insignia. Is that how to prove?”
Recall that Oromoni, a 12-year-old student of Dowen College died on November 30 from the injuries sustained during an alleged assault by five of his colleagues who wanted to initiate him into cultism.
To unravel the mystery behind the teenager’s death, the Lagos State Government initially arrested five students and two employees of the school accused of complicity in the death.
However, the accused were later cleared by the government on Wednesday last week, a situation that generated mixed feelings.
The government had cleared them following the Legal Advice of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Ms. Adetutu Oshinusi, that there was no prima facie case against the suspects.
Falana insisted that the state government did not have a Director of Public Prosecution on January 4 when the report was issued.
“From the press conference of the Commissioner of Police and from the legal advice that hoods out of the Ministry of Justice that was alleged to be issued by the Director of Public Prosecution, the Lagos State government did not have a Director of Public Prosecution on January 4 when that report came out of the ministry,” he said.