Father of the late 12-year-old student of Dowen College has listed out four things that must be done before he will lay his late son, Sylvester Oromoni (Jnr) to rest. Sylvester
His son, Sylvester Oromoni (Jnr) died after some senior students at the Dowen College, Lagos, allegedly tortured him owing to his refusal to join a cult group.
Speaking with The PUNCH on how the family is coping after the death of their son and their demands, Sylvester Oromoni (Snr) said, “I want justice. They should invite those boys. They should invite the school authorities. The government should question them and take action.”
The distressed dad had also said that 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.
On how his wife was dealing with the trauma, he said, “She can hear you but she is almost crying. All of us couldn’t sleep. We had to take sleeping pills before we could sleep last night. It has been a really tough time for the family. That boy was our star and light, such a lovely young boy. When I look at the picture I took with him just two months ago when my daughter graduated, it breaks me.”
Meanwhile, An eye witness has given detailed account of what allegedly happened to lat Dowen Collage Student, Sylvester Oromoni.
According to the boy who claims to be present at the room when everything happened, Sylvester was truly beaten up by some seniors in the school.
He stated that while they were gisting and playing, the boys came in and switched off the light and began to beat up Sylvester till he fell from his bed.
After beating him up, they warned Sylvester and other boys present not to tell anyone about what transpired in the room.
The boy revealed that the next morning, Sylvester complained that he could no longer walk and they had to report to school authorities about what happened.
He disclosed that the school authorities allegedly shut them up, and insisted that he was injured while playing football.
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