Five Dowen College children were granted bail in the sum of N1 million apiece by a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ court in Lagos, following the death of their classmate, 11-year-old Sylvester Oromoni.


The children were imprisoned in a juvenile center on December 9 for allegedly caused Sylvester’s death on November 30. Sylvester has been accused of being beaten and bullied by the students.

Police apprehended the teenagers and accused them with conspiracy and homicide.

Chief magistrate Olatunbosun Adeola ordered the defendants to show two sureties in the same amount during their bail hearing today. One of the defendants’ sureties must be their parent, according to the Chief magistrate, and must swear an affidavit of compliance.

She also stated that all defendants’ international passports must be provided to the court, that their domicile must be verified by the prosecutor, and that they must always stay within 2 kilometers of their residence.

Miss Ifeoma Eson, Mr A.E. Amah, Mr Godwin Omoaka (SAN), Mr Eze Ajibo, Miss Ifeoma Eson, Mr A.E. Amah, Mr Godwin Omoaka (SAN), Mr Eze Ajibo, Miss Ifeoma Eson, Miss Ifeoma Eson, Miss Ifeoma Eson, Miss Ifeoma Eson, Miss Ifeom

Meanwhile, the wedding of two South Sudanese teenagers, Buomkuoth Wiyual and Nyabuay Thiol Biel, has drawn mixed emotions.

On December 18, 2021, Wiyual, 16, and his 15-year-old companion Biel married in Gambella, Ethiopia.

Both parents and religious leaders are said to have graced and blessed the occasion. South Sudan’s legal marriage age is 18, according to local media.

The wedding images of the young pair have gone viral on Facebook, with many people criticising the planned marriage.

Parents and religious authorities who promoted the marriage, according to John Ndungu, are to blame. He wrote:

“I blame the parents and the religious leaders. They’re supposed to be role models and mentors to young generations. Some parents are so materialistic, I say this because the girl’s parents I’m very sure were after the dowry which in Sudanese culture is hefty amount of money or herds of cattle,” he wrote. 


“Where will the teens start life from? No education completed I’m sure. How will they take care of themselves in terms of basic necessities? No job, no money, education cut short, I pity the girl #NyabuayThiolBiel, she will be made a mother at very tender age. No mother experience and all that.


“The organizing committee failed them too, look at the trouser Buomkuoth is wearing, it’s short , too short on his wedding day putting on a trouser like that surely? And the bride bleached the face alone and forgot other body parts.”

See photos of the wedding below;