The Lagos State Police Command said it had released the remains of the late student of Dowen College, Sylvester Oromoni, to the family for burial.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said on Saturday that the release followed the conclusion of an autopsy on the corpse to ascertain the cause and nature of death.
The body of junior Omoroni was moved to a public facility in Lagos on Monday from Delta State for the autopsy.
The presence of five parties: the victim’s parents, parents of the alleged students, the school’s representatives, the police investigators and the Ministry of Health, which stood in for the Lagos State government, witnessed as the autopsy was carried out.
After the autopsy, the body was on Wednesday, escorted back to Delta State, where the remains will be laid to rest.
Meanwhile, the result of the autopsy is yet to be released and the police is carrying on investigations into the matter.
The 12-year-old student was said to have died following injuries he sustained during an assault by five of his fellow students who allegedly wanted to initiate him into cultism.
Following his death, the family called for a coroner inquest into the death in efforts to get the deserved justice for the young Omoroni.
Lagos police command has since arrested and arraigned five students suspected to have carried out the assault in court.