Dowen College: Invite Kemi Olunloyo for questioning, Falana tells police

Kemi Olunloyo

The law firm of Femi Falana, which is representing the Oromoni family over the death of their son Sylvester Oromoni, has asked the Lagos State Police Command to invite blogger and social media personality, Kemi Olunloyo, to explain the allegation she made against Oromoni who was a student of Dowen College in Lekki.

The solicitors to the family of the late student accused Ms Olunloyo of attempting to destroy Oromoni’s name on social media by claiming that the late student wanted to join a cult group in the school and had agreed to be beaten and fed engine oil.

The law firm in a letter dated December 13, 2021, urged the Deputy Commissioner of Police at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Lagos, to invite Olunloyo for questioning and investigate her allegation.

“Although the students and staff of the College suspected to have played a role in the brutal murder of Sylvester Oromini have made useful statements to the Police. One Ms Kemi Olunloyo has just introduced another twist to the incident,” the letter signed by Taiwo Olawanle read.

It further read, “According to a false statement credited to her, Ms Olunloyo claimed that ‘Sylvester Oromoni wanted to join the cult, he agreed to be beaten and drank Engine oil as part of the initiation process. Ms Olunloyo recorded her false statement and has been circulating the same on social media in a wicked manner with the sole purpose of diverting attention from the ongoing investigation by the Police.”

The letter added that if Olunloyo cannot substantiate her “reckless allegation” she should be charged with false information in the Magistrate Court in Lagos.

Olunloyo has come under criticism since she made the controversial statement. Actress Ada Ameh said that the self-styled investigative journalist deserves to be beaten. Big Brother Naija star TBoss also said Olunloyo makes her want to forsake her home training to hurl insults at the 57-year-old.