The management of Dowen College, Lagos has released a new statement confirming that five of its students and three house parents are currently in detention over the controversial death of one of its students, 11-year-old Sylvester Oromoni who was allegedly bullied to death by his schoolmates
In the statement addressed to parents and guardians, the school principal said the school has been working with the authorities and the Oromoni to ensure that justice is served. The principal pointed out that five students and three hostel parents have been taken into custody but that it isn’t an admission of guilt or wrongdoing
The principal also added that following the preliminary investigations, the management hopes that the Ministry of Education will let the school have a timeline for next term.
Read the full text of the statement below.
”Dear Parents/Guardians As we continue to commiserate with the entire Oromoni family, we also extend our condolences to our students, parents, staff and indeed the entire Dowen College family on the demise of our beloved son Slyvester.
We would like to extend our appreciation to all our parents and guardians for their calls, messages, advice and encouragement as we navigate this difficult time together.
We would also like you to know that we are working together with the relevant authorities and the Oromoni family to ensure that justice is seen and served in this matter. We understand and appreciate your anxiety and support. We plan to do all that we can to ensure that the education and future of our dear children is not mortgaged.
Investigations are moving along and we continue to work with all the relevant authorities.
1) So far all five of the children suspected have been remanded in custody as well as the three hostel parents. Please note this is NOT an admission of guilt or wrongdoing but part of their process.
2) The school and members of the Oromoni family have met cordially with the Commissioner of Police to discuss the matter and the way forward.