6th December, 2021
Two petitions demanding justice and police probe of the death of Dowen College schoolboy Sylvester Oromoni are on their ways to hit record signings on change.org.
The petitions were filed Timi Oromoni Fabunmi, a cousin of the 12 year-old boy and Irede Foundaton.
Like siamese twins the petitions with modest target signatures have broken the ceilings and are on their ways to becoming two of the top signed on the platform, change.org.
“We want justice for Sylvester”, filed by Irede had attracted over 190,000 signatures by 15.55.
With the way people are signing it will soon attract more than 200,000 signatures, far more than its target of 75,000 signatures.
Similarly, the petition by Timi Oromoni Fabunmi Justice For Sylvester Oromoni Jnr has also garnered close to 200,000 signatures.
The petition by Fabunmi reads:
On Tuesday 30/11/2021 we lost our brother 12 years old Sylvester Oromoni Jnr. He was a son, grandson, brother, cousin, uncle to his little nieces, he was a friend , he meant everything to us and Yes he was only a child an innocent child .
He was taken from us from in the most gruesome of manner beaten by senior 5 boys in his hostel in Dowen College lekki Lagos state. He was tortured by these boys in his school and compelled to silence otherwise they threatened to kill him.
This torture and beatings lead to injuries unimaginable and the school authorities without proper duty of care took his agony at face value and claimed he had a fall playing soccer.
Without proper investigation or care they called his parents to pick him up. The family upon seeing their once healthy vibrant child knew this pains and injuries were beyond a domestic fall. The child could barely articulate words and move without these heart wrenching painful sounds.
Sylvester Jnr reported to the family he did not fall as alleged by the school. He said he was beaten and tortured by 5 senior students and mentioned their names. The students are from influential families and the school is trying to bury the case.
Sign and help us find justice for Sylvester Oromoni Jnr. It’s our fight he could be your son , your brother, your cousin. #justiceforsylvester
Timi Oromoni Fabunmi.