- Dowen College, Lagos has finally broken silence on the controversies surrounding the death of one of its pupils Sylvester Oromoni
- The management of the college described Sylvester's death as unfortunate and sent a flurry of sympathies to the bereaved relatives
- Dowen described the late 12-year-old boy as a beacon of light for the school, vowing that all hands are on the deck to allow transparent and "thorough investigation"
Amid mounting controversies surrounding the death of Sylvester Oromoni, Dowen College has expressed grief and commiserated with the family of the late 12-year-old genius.
Sylvester died after being allegedly "bullied and forced to take take a substance" by some senior students of the college in an unfortunate circumstance that has led to social media outrage.
With #JusticeforSylvester trending on Twitter, Nigerians have heightened calls for a thorough investigation into the tragic incident which happened in November 2021.
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However, in a statement obtained by Legit.ng, the management of Dowen College said it "is fully committed to thorough and proper investigation" on the matter.
He was a beacon of light
The college also expressed "deepest sympathies" to the family of Sylvester which it said was "dearly loved by his teachers, his fellow students."
Describing Sylvester's death as "a traumatic experience", Dowen College also labelled the late 12-year-old boy as a "beacon of light for the school."
"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 lightfor the school," part of the statement read.
Every child is valued
Dowen College assured parents that their kids are valued, adding that it "is taking steps to ensure the safety of all the "children and wards."
"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 school said.
Kasamu's family says son not one of the Dowen College bullies
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the family of late Buruji Kashamu called for calm over claims that one of its sons, Michael Adewale Kashamu, was one of the bullies allegedly involved in the death of Sylvester.
In a statement released by a family member, Mutairu Kashamu, the late senator's family admitted that Michael and Sylvester had a school father-son connection but explained that the relationship had ceased to exist at the time the latter died.