- The death of Sylvester Oromoni has sparked outrage across the country and beyond with many Nigerians expressing anger over the issue
- Sylvester, a 12-year old student of Dowen College in highbrow Lekki, Lagos was killed after he was allegedly bullied by senior students
- Nigerians have urged the Lagos state police command to ensure the arrest and prosecution of the students mentioned in the case
Lagos - Over 100,000 Nigerians have signed two petitions on the Change.org platform, demanding the swift prosecution of five senior students who allegedly caused the death of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni, who was a boarding student of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos.
The first petition started by a family member of the deceased, Timi Oromoni, titled, ‘Justice For Sylvester Oromoni Jnr’ has attracted over 65,000 signatures as of 1 pm on Sunday, December 5.
Emotional photos as Dowen College's parents forum holds candlelight procession for Sylvester Oromoni
Also, the second petition started by The Irede Foundation with the title, ‘We Want Justice For Sylvester’ has attracted over 50,000 signatures.
The foundation stated that:
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“We’re asking for a thorough and transparent investigation and prosecution of those found to be culpable in this tragic incident. Justice must be served and seen to be served for 12-year-old Sylvester and his family.”
Sylvester's brother writes emotional tribute to late Dowen College student
The late Sylvester died just a few days to his 12th birthday and his big brother, Great Oromoni, took to social media to pen down an emotional tribute.
In the touching note, Great noted that Sylvester was his only little brother, begging him to come back.
He added that he had gotten the late Sylvester the game he wanted for his birthday gift but would no longer have the chance to give it to him.
Tonto Dikeh pays tribute to Sylvester Oromoni
The actress made sure she celebrated Sylvester's 12th birthday despite his death.
Tonto had a note, flowers, and a teddy bear taken to Dowen College school gate on Sylvester's birthday.