- A Nigerian father, Mike Ekunno, has shared how he took a proactive action towards saving his then 10-year-old kid from bullies in school
- Mike who shared a 2018-dated withdrawal letter told the school authority the horribly noticeable physical and emotional changes in his son
- Before finally making the withdrawal, the attentive father identified the senior kids who have been perpetrating the devilish act
A Nigerian man and father, Mike Ekunno, has in the light of the death of a student of Dowen College, Sylvester Oromoni, narrated how he withdrew his son from a boarding school in 2018.
Sharing a copy of the withdrawal letter on Sunday, December 5, in a Facebook post, the man said the action was necessary as his son was bullied.
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Mike revealed that he pulled the child out without allowing him to sit his promotional exams as a way to keep him alive.
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The letter dated June 4, 2018, read in part:
“My son, Ifesinachi, 10, is an intelligent is a bold and a free-spirited boy. His mother and I are shocked at the transformation of his personality since enrolling in your school at the start of this academic session. He has suddenly turned timorous, scared and fidgety, apart from losing about 10kg from his entry level of 50kg…”
The man towards the tail-end of the letter identified the seniors who have been bullying his son. He gave their names as David, Paul, Charles, and Ebuka all in senior secondary school two.
Read the Facebook post below:
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Nigerians had a lot to say about the letter. Below are some of the reactions:
Paul Sawa said:
"... anything it takes, bro. Fatherhood 101."
Peace Okolo said:
"I just removed my son recently from the so-called Boarding school."
Obinna Oke said:
"That's how an intelligent and proactive father should act. You saved his life. God bless you, Sir."
Duchess Janet Member said:
"A stitch in time saves nine! A woman cried how that her daughter distressly requested for change of school but she encouraged her to complete the last term, only for her to receive her daughters corpse before the end of term."
Nkoli Obi-Ogbolu said:
"This is absolutely devastating. No wonder there's so much bad blood, corruption and the fruits of decadence in our society. They have deep roots."
Justice must prevail
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that 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.
It was gathered 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.
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.