Justiceforsylvester: Parents Stage Protest At Dowen College Gate

Parents of pupils of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos State on Wednesday stormed the school to protest the death of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni.

They insisted that justice must prevail over the death of Oromoni, who reportedly died from injuries he sustained after being beaten by his senior colleagues.

Although the school has been sealed by the Lagos State Government, the management had pledged its commitment to unraveling the mystery surrounding the death of the late student.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday said it had arrested three students in connection to Sylvester’s death.

The protesters, mostly women dressed in black, besiged the school gate, carrying placards and obituary posters of Sylvester.

Some others chanted “All we are saying, give us justice for Sylvester”, “What do we want, Justice for Sylvester”

One of the parents who addressed reporters, said: “It is so painful that we gather here as mothers today to mourn a star.

We deeply commiserate with the family of Oromoni. We want to implore the commissioner of Police to use his good office to ensure that justice is served.

CP Hakeem Odumosu should fish out the culprits and make their names public.

“Regardless of whoever is involved, the state authorities must fish out the killers who cut short the life of Oromoni.

“It is sad that despite paying such huge fee as school fees, it is quite painful that a school like this can’t provide safety for its pupils.

This is a wake up call to mothers to build confidence in their children, and pay attention to them. At this point, we want an open investigation. We’ve submitted to various ministries and government authorities.”



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