Dowen College staff wear t-shirt with Sylvester’s face, say school is committed to justice in new statement
Staff members of Dowen College, Lagos, wore t-shirts with the face of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni to pay tribute to the deceased student, who died in controversial circumstances.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the school’s management said the College is committed to justice and will keep cooperating with the relevant authorities to see that justice is served.
The school, however, insisted that Sylvester had sustained a leg injury, though his family has said it was worse than that.
“We are distressed that a child sustained a leg injury and passed on a week later,” the school said while commiserating with the family of the deceased.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that the deceased’s cousin, Perry Oromoni, has taken to social media to alleged that some senior pupils of the college beat him up in his hostel room for refusing to join a cult.
But the school denied the claim, stating that the boy complained of pain in his legs and hip following an injury he sustained while playing football.
The Lagos State Government had shut down the school indefinitely to ensure thorough investigation.