The Government of Lagos State has indefinitely sealed off Dowen College, Lekki after the death of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni, who was beaten by fellow students. Punch News reported the development, citing an information supplied to the news agency by Gbenga Omotosho on Sunday, 5th December 2021.
With the national outrage the case has attracted since Oromoni’s death on November 30, 2021, federal and state governments have taken a number of actions. which includes an indefinite closure of the school, pending the outcome of an investigation into the death of Sylvester.
This was just few hours after the Dowen College Management announced a temporary weekend and Monday break, with the intentions of resuming normal school activities on Tuesday.
The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, on Saturday, also ordered the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, to take over investigation of the case immediately.
Sylvester’s death is one of the disheartening deaths resulting from bullying and molestations in boarding secondary schools of late.
Karen-Happuch Akpagher of Premiere Academy, Lugbe, Abuja, had died of sexual molestation in June 2021 while Don Davies of Deeper Life High School, Uyo, had also narrowly escaped death in December 2020, when his mother raised the alarm of alleged sodomy of her emaciated son.