A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday has granted bail of one million naira each to five Dowen College students who were allegedly charged with murder of 12-year-old Sylvester Oronomi
The police charged the boys who are minors with conspiracy and homicide.
After hearing the bail application from the defendants’ counsel, chief magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun-Adedayo ordered the defendants to produce two sureties each in like sum.
Ms Olatunbosun-Adedayo said that one of each of the defendants’ surety 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, their residence must be verified by the prosecutor and they must stay within two kilometres of their residence at all times.
Defence counsel Ifeoma Eson, A.E. Amah, Godwin Omoaka (SAN), Eze Ajibo and Micheal Ayinla were in court for the minors.
The defendants were, on December 9, remanded in a juvenile home over the death of Sylvester Oromoni.
He was allegedly attacked in a case of bullying while in school.