Emotional Photos as Dowen College's Parents Forum Holds Candlelight Procession for Sylvester Oromoni

Emotional Photos as Dowen College's Parents Forum Holds Candlelight Procession for Sylvester Oromoni

  • Dowen College's Parents Forum has held a candlelight procession to honour the memory of Sylvester Oromoni
  • Sylvester, a 12-year-old student of the school, died recently under controversial circumstances which have sparked outrage from Nigerians
  • Meanwhile, the police have started investigating the death as the 12-year-old boy's parents insist in justice

Lagos, Nigeria - The Parents' Forum of the Dowen College in Lagos on Wednesday, December 8 held a candlelight procession for Sylvester Oromoni, a 12-year-old student of the school who died under controversial circumstances.

Photos of the procession which was reportedly held in front of the school premises were shared by one Adebimpe Olajiga on Facebook.

Sylvester Oromoni: Dowen College's Parents Forum Holds Candlelight Procession, Photos Emerge
Dowen College's Parents Forum on Wednesday, December 8, holds candlelight procession for Sylvester Oromoni. Photo credit: Adebimpe Olajiga
Source: Facebook

There were reports that Sylvester was bullied and beaten by fellow students. The supposed injuries from the beating were said to have led to his death, according to The Punch.

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In another account, Sylvester's family allegedly said his death was due to injuries he got from being beaten by his schoolmates who were forcing him to join a cult.

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However, in a statement on Wednesday, December 1, the school denied all allegations stating that Oromoni was neither bullied nor beaten but only complained of hip pain after playing football.

Dowen College: Atiku reveals why government must get to the bottom of Sylvester’s death

Meanwhile, Nigeria's former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has said the government shall fail in its duties if it doesn’t get to the bottom of the death of Sylvester.

In a Facebook post sighted by Legit.ng on Friday, December 3, Atiku spoke on the child’s death, which had sparked a lot of agitations from Nigerians.

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He said:

“We shall be failing in our duties as parents/ guardians, administrators, security agencies and government if we do not get to the bottom of the case of late Sylvester Oromoni. It is beholden upon us to enthrone a safe environment in our schools. #JusticeforSylvester.”

Sylvester Oromoni: Police question four more Dowen College students

In a similar development, the Lagos State Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Bureau (SCIIB) on Tuesday, December 7 invited four more students of Dowen College for questioning over their alleged involvement in Sylvester's death.

The police obtained a court order to detain the arrested suspects pending when investigations into the matter is concluded.

The suspects were taken to the command headquarters in Ikeja where they were interrogated by the commissioner of police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu after which, they were taken to Court 1, Yaba where the court order to detain them was granted.

Source: Legit.ng

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