Lagos police command has invited parents of the students said to be responsible for the death of Sylvester Oromini Jnr.
The 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, allegedly died after being beaten by some senior students of the college.
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As at the time of publishing this story, it is still business as usual on the school’s website www.dowencollege.org.ng The last update on the news and events page was made on the 23rd of November, 2021.
It was reported that at the point of death, the boy mentioned the names of three student who beat him and forced him to drink yet to be identified substance.
HOEMLAND NEWS gathered that three parents today reported at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, for questioning.
It is unclear how the interrogation proceeded.
Over the weekend, father of the deceased, Sylvester Oromoni, said all he wanted was justice.
And in a statement over the weekend, by Down College, the school pledged to assist authorities in resolving the many questions trailing the death of the death of the boy.
“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of one of our beloved students, Sylvester Oromoni Jr.
“He was dearly loved by his teachers, his fellow students and he was a beacon of light for the school. The tragic and unfortunate incident which transpired this past November, and Sylvester’s untimely death requires a thorough and proper investigation.
“Dowen College is fully committed to this. We are assisting the authorities to get to the bottom of this heartbreaking incident.
“The first steps 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.
“We commiserate with the Oromoni family, and the students of Dowen College who have lost a friend and fellow student.
“This is a traumatic experience.
“We assure our parents that the school is taking steps to ensure the safety and security of their children and wards. This is paramount.
”Every child is valued at Dowen College and their health and well-being is of the utmost priority to the school.”
The family had petitioned the Lagos state police command and copied the force headquarters, Abuja, demanding thorough investigation into the death of the 12-year-old.