Sylvester Oromoni: Kaduna residents in awe, anger over incident

Written by on December 8, 2021

There has been expression of shock, anger and bewilderment on the excruciating circumstances that led to the death of 12 years old Sylvester Oromoni who was beaten to death by his Seniors at Dowen Collage Lagos State.

Since the news broke out many questions have been raised as to how the situation got to this point ranging from carelessness of the school of the school to the instillation of family, religious and societal values on children and the likes.

Speaking on Invicta FM on the flagship programme perspectives some callers stated that mental health stability was very vital and must not be neglected by the various pillars of society.

For others, the time to make counselling very key has come, just as justice irrespective of positions and leanings must be served.

The Nigerian police are currently investigating the matter; they promise not to leave any stone unturned in order to bring the perpetuators to book.


In the meantime, the father of the late 12-year-old pupil of Dowen College, Lagos Sylvester Oromoni, says the school authorities have not called the family since the boy’s death.

The grieving dad stated this during an interview on National Television.

Oromoni said the school management had yet to contact the family directly either to offer condolence messages or have any meaningful conversation except when the Principal called to challenge him on why he made public, videos of Sylvester (Jnr) on the hospital bed.

Meanwhile the First Lady of Lagos State, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has described the death of a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki, Sylvester Oromoni, as a big slap on the state’s face.

She stated this while speaking during an advocacy visit to some schools in furtherance of the ongoing 16 Days of activism against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence which was contained in a statement by the Assistant Director of Public Affairs from the Office of Lagos State First Lady, Olubukonla Nwonah.

According to the statement, Mrs. Sanwo-Olu described the incident as unfortunate, saying such would never reoccur in the state.

Christiana Bala and Seun Fakorede

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