Dowen College: Late Student's Father Reveals When Sylvester Would Be Laid To Rest

Dowen College: Late Student's Father Reveals When Sylvester Would Be Laid To Rest

  • Sylvester Oromoni, Jnr died in the most tragic incident that one could ever have imagined in this life
  • The 12-year-old student of Dowen College was allegedly beaten to a pulp by some of his school mates who were also said to have forced him to drink some poisonous substance
  • The young boy's father who bears the same name as his son has said he would not rest until justice is served to all

The father of the late 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki Lagos on Saturday, December 4, said that his son, Sylvester Oromoni, Jnr would not be laid to rest until justice is served.

The Punch reports that Sylvester Oromoni, Snr while marking his late sons posthumous birthday said no matter how long it takes, the family would keep the young boy's body until all those connected to his death are served justice.

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Sylvester Oromoni, Jnr
Sylvester's father said he prays God keeps him alive to fight for justice for his son. Photo: Esther Ijewere
Source: Facebook

Also praying that God keeps him, (Oromoni Snr) and members of his family alive to get justice for his late son, the father said he would see to the end of the matter.

Oromoni, Snr said:

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“How can he be buried? I cannot bury him until I get justice until I get to the end of the matter. Even if it takes two or three years, we would be going on. I pray God to keep us alive.”

The late student of Dowen College had his birthday celebrated by family, friends and well-wishers posthumously a few days after his passing.

The parents of the Oromoni, Jnr, said the young lad would have been 12-years-old on Saturday, December 14.

Vanguard reports that the family, however, celebrated his birthday in the presence of over 100 people with two cakes, one of which was an aeroplane and pilot themed.

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According to the father, Oromoni, Jnr had always aspired to become a pilot until the unfortunate incident - where some other students of the school were said to have beaten him to stupor and forced an unknown chemical down his throat.

Meanwhile, previously reported that some Nollywood actors and actresses had joined the family of Oromoni, Jnr to celebrate his birthday posthumously.

One of such people is Tonto Dikeh who went to the gate of Dowen College to place flowers and a teddy bear for Oromoni, Jnr.

Tonto's gifts were also accompanied with a note that read:

“Happy birthday Captain Sylvester. Rest in Peace Champ! You are celebrated.”

Also, in a swift move, the Lagos state government on Friday, December 3, took a stern decision over the death of Oromoni Jnr.

The Lagos ministry of education led by the commissioner, Folasade Adefisayo, directed an immediate shut down of the school.

According to the ministry, the school will remain closed until the investigation into the young boy's death is concluded.


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Nnenna Ibeh Nnenna Ibeh is a journalist with over 10 years of experience with various media organisations including Premium Times. Being on the front burner of reporting politics and the different dimensions of governance, she is also passionate about girls' education and women's and children's health. With degrees in Journalism, Peace Studies & Conflict Res., and Dev. Studies, Nnenna has worked in the dev. sector as a communications officer for the Centre for Democracy and Dev. email:

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