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Sylvester Oromoni: Reps Seek Travel Ban For Suspected Students

INSIDEMAINLAND – To aid adequate investigation and ensure justice is served, the members of the House of Representatives have called on the Inspector General of Police to take over the investigation into the death of Dowen College student, Sylvester Oromoni and place the suspects on the no-fly list.

The lawmakers during plenary on Tuesday said the Inspector General of Police needs to immediately commission and take over the investigation, prosecution, and punishment of the perpetrators of the heinous crime.

The House in a motion of urgent public importance by Representative Unyime Idem, condemned in strong terms the recent incidences of inhuman treatment and abuses happening in the boarding schools across the country.

The lawmakers said the five students alleged to be involved in the crime should be placed on the no-fly list to prevent them from leaving the country.
They called for the proper regulation of boarding schools in the country,

It also noted that another incidence leading to the death of 14-year-old Karen-Happuch Akpagher on the 22nd day of June 2021, who died from sexual assault, is disturbing and the matter needs to be properly handled by the police.

The House Committees on Education, Youth Development, and Women Affairs and Social Development have been mandated to follow up with the investigation.