A Magistrates Court in Yaba, Lagos has admitted the five Dowen College students charged with the alleged murder of Sylvester Oromoni Junior, their 12-year-old schoolmate, to a N1 million bail each.
KanyiDaily recalls that on December 9, the defendants were remanded in a juvenile home over the death of their schoolmate who was alleged to have been attacked in a case of bullying while in school.
According to NAN, the police charged the boys who are minors with conspiracy and homicide.
Olatunbosun Adeola, the chief magistrate, after hearing the bail application from the defendants’ counsel, ordered the defendants to produce two sureties each in like sum.
Adeola said that one of each of the defendants’ sureties must be their parent, and must swear an affidavit of compliance.
She further held that the international passports of all the defendants must be submitted to the court.
The chief magistrate said their homes must be verified by the prosecutor and they must stay within 2km of their residences at all times.
The defence counsels Ifeoma Eson, A.E. Amah, Godwin Omoaka (SAN), Eze Ajibo, and Micheal Ayinla were in court for the minors.
This comes a few days after the Nigerian Police Force conducted an autopsy on the body of late Sylvester Oromoni Junior and subsequently released the remains to his parents for burial.