- Civil society organisation in Lagos is mounting pressure on the state government to take punitive measures on Dowen College
- First, CSOs are calling on the state to deregister the school where late Sylvester Oromoni was killed
- Also, a group, Concerned Citizens, asked the government to arrest the school's owner and the security staff
In the call made by a civil society organisation known as Concerned Citizens, the state government was also urged to delist the embattled school in not more than seven days, Vanguard reports.
The Concerned Citizens group threatened that if this is not done within the given period, its members will besiege the gate of the school until the demand is granted.
Emotional photos as Dowen College's parents forum holds candlelight procession for Sylvester Oromoni
The group's spokesperson who faulted the government's role in the safety of students of public and private schools demanded that the management, security personnel, and housekeepers of Dowen College must be arrested over Sylvester Oromoni's death.
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Added to this, the group frowned at the killing of schoolchildren in the Ojodu area of the state on Tuesday, December 7, by a truck that was allegedly chased by traffic management staff.
Sylvester Oromoni: My son was bullied at Dowen College, parent reveals
Meanwhile, a parent has said that her son had faced a similar ordeal to that of the late Sylvester Oromoni as a pupil of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos.
The mother shared her experience during a zoom meeting organised by the Concerned Parents and Educators’ network – a group of about 200,000 parents and educators started by education branding specialist, Mrs. Yinka Ogunde on Saturday night, December 4.
The woman said:
“My son was a victim. They did exactly what they did to Sylvester to my boy. They put off the light; they beat him; they were dancing around; they put a box on his head – seven of them.
"They forced my son to kneel down; they put a suitcase on his head; they were dancing around him like an acoustic thing.”