Dowen College sends message to Sylvester Oromoni’s family

Dowen College and Sylvester Oromoni

Dowen College and Sylvester Oromoni

Following outrage generated by the death of a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Sylvester Oromoni Junior, management of the school has issued a statement commiserating with the family of the deceased.

Sylvester who was in Junior secondary two (JS2) in the school located at Lekki in Lagos, died from injuries he allegedly sustained from beating by his colleagues that wanted him to join their secret cult group.

The ugly incident went viral on social media through a post made by a member of the family, who described how Sylvester mentioned that some fellow students beat him up because he refused to join a cult group.

The school authority in the statement dated December 4, however, conveyed their sympathy to the family noting that he was dearly loved by his teachers and fellow students.

The school said the incident required a thorough and proper investigation to unravel what happened, adding that it is fully committed to that.

“We are assisting the authorities to get to the bottom of this heartbreaking incident.

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“The first step taken by the school, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, has been the immediate closure of the school to aid in the investigation.

“Understandably, at this time of intense grief and suffering, emotions are raw and tensions are high.

“We pray that God, who alone knows how to comfort the sorrowing, will comfort Sylvester’s family and all those who loved and knew him.”

The school had earlier issued a press release denying the incident.

The school had insisted that the boy only sustained injuries while playing football with his colleagues and was promptly treated before being handed over to his family.

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