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Lagos orders closure of Dowen College

Sylvester Oromonin death: The Lagos State Government has ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki, pending the outcome of an investigation into the death of a student of the school.

In an initial report announcing Sylvester’s death, a Twitter user, who claimed to be a cousin of the deceased, had taken to the platform to call out the school and demand justice for the death of his cousin.

He claimed that after the boy was beaten to a pulp by the cult boys who he identified before he died.

The school however came out to counter the initial report by stating that the little boy died due to injuries sustained on the football pitch.

The school denied any existence of a cult group and insisted that Sylvester Junior injured his hip while playing football and, after initially administering first aid, his family was called to pick him.

His father has now countered those claims, revealing that the young lad was beaten and brutalized by students of the school.

Closure of Dowen College by state govt

Commissioner for Education Mrs Folasade Adefisayo announced the closure after a meeting with the School Management and Staff.

The Commissioner called for calm, saying no effort would be spared in getting to the root of the incident.

The closure of the school was contained in a statement signed by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, Ganiu Lawal.

The statement read, “The Lagos State Government has ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki, pending the outcome of an investigation into the death of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, a student of the school.

 

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