President Buhari after more than 7 days after the unfortunate death of 12-year old Dowen College student, Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, has finally addressed the country on the issue.
The president spoke through his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, and warned that everyone who played a part in the death of the boy will face justice as the constitution dictates, in his words, the president said;
”For several days now, the nation has been gripped by the news of the tragic incident at Dowen College, in Lagos with morbid details constantly emerging of how our young son, Sylvester Oromoni (Junior) met his death.
President Muhammadu Buhari condemns the killing of Sylvester, one of our bright youngsters doing excellently in school, bringing joy to the family and if this incident is truly arising from bullying or cultism, the President assures that it must act as a trigger leading to a permanent solution to this recurring problem.
“I share the anger and grief up and down the country following this incident. On behalf of my family and I, and the government of the federation, I convey our heartfelt condolences to the Oromoni family, the government and people of Lagos State and give the firm assurance that this incident will be thoroughly investigated and the appropriate punishment meted out to all those who are culpable.”
The President urges the Police to continue the ongoing investigation until they get to the root of the matter in order for the law to take its course, assuring that justice will be done, no matter who is involved.”
The president’s reaction to the death of young Dowen College student, Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, didn’t come as a surprise to many, as several Nigerians tagged him an eye service president who is only doing this to appear like the fake united Nigeria he promotes.
Others opined that if he truly cared for the Nation like he claims, circumstances that led to the unfortunate death of the boy would have been in existence in the first place.