Lagos govt, police visit Dowen College over controversial death of student

Hardly 24 several hours soon after the story of the controversial demise of Sylvester Oromoni, a student of Dowen Higher education, Lekki, who had allegedly refused to sign up for a cult team went viral on social media, officials of the Lagos Point out Office of Education Top quality Assurance have visited the school.

A Quality TIMES’ reporter also frequented the college on Thursday and identified out that an officer from the Maroko police station, Clement Ekere, was also at the faculty to invite the administration for questioning at the law enforcement station.

The spokesman for the law enforcement in Lagos State, Adekunle Ajisebutu, a main superintendent of law enforcement, neither picked several phone calls to his cellphone on Thursday and Friday nor replied to messages despatched to him by our reporter.

In the meantime, several moms and dads and guardians also frequented the school on Thursday to check on their wards, even as they refused to comment on the matter.

A parent (in black) who came to sympathise with the school
A dad or mum (in black) who arrived to sympathise with the university

Some parents assembled inside of the faculty compound talking in hushed voices.

The faculty officers also refused to communicate with our reporter on the matter, and also barred the reporter from becoming a member of the government group that was done spherical the faculty compound.

But late Thursday night, new video clips of the deceased who was visibly writhing in suffering, surfaced on social media, with his mother and father raining curses on individuals they accused of inflicting accidents on their little one.

TheCable newspapers also solely obtained more facts from the bereaved parents, narrating the facts of the agony the late pupil went by and more facts about the situations that led to his demise.

Officials tour university

Whilst the reporter was barred from becoming a member of the workforce of the state’s officers who visited the university on a tour, this newspaper can confirm that these officers toured the college compound on Thursday.

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Officials of the Ministry of Education Quality Assurance department discussing their findings
Officials of the Ministry of Instruction Excellent Assurance section talking about their results

Immediately after the inspectors were executed round the university, the staff refused to discuss with our reporter.

Even so, on Friday afternoon, the state’s ministry of education issued a statement to condole the bereaved household and pledged its motivation to unravel the thriller bordering the boy’s demise.

Officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Education Quality Assurance Department
Officers of the Lagos Condition Ministry of Instruction Quality Assurance Department

The assertion, which was signed by Ganiu Lawal, an assistant director, general public affairs unit of the ministry, pointed out that preliminary conclusions have revealed that the deceased was a university student of the school and that initiatives are in area to get to the root of the matter.

The statement reads in component “The Condition Authorities is in contact with the moms and dads in this tough time.

“We reassure the loved ones of the late Sylvester Oromoni Junior and Lagosians at large that efforts are currently being built to unravel the situations major to his demise, even as we reiterate the Government’s commitment to Boy or girl Protection.”

Track record

On Wednesday, the late Learn Oromoni’s ‘cousin’- Perrison Oromoni, had taken to social media to simply call out the names of some learners of the college whom he accused of currently being dependable for the harassment and the eventual dying of the junior secondary faculty student.

Mr Oromoni took to his Twitter cope with @Perrisonoromoni to narrate how his late cousin was allegedly battered on Friday, November 26 at the school ahead of he sooner or later died on Tuesday, November 3.

He claimed a collection of assessments and X-rays conducted on him showed that he sustained internal accidents from beatings he acquired from the college students.

The accuser detailed some pupils (names withheld) whom he accused of ‘mistreating’ the late student’ around his refusal to sign up for an unnamed cult group.

Dowen College premises
Dowen University premises

Explaining even more on social media, Mr Oromoni mentioned the Dowen Faculty management then referred to as Sylvester’s father, Sylvester Oromoni, telling them that his son sustained accidents though actively playing soccer at the faculty.

College responds

In the meantime, a assertion that also went viral on social media on Wednesday, and which was allegedly signed by the university principal, Adebisi Layiwola, expressed surprise at the allegation.

The assertion reads in section “On the 21st working day of November 2021, 1 of the Hostel Mothers and fathers reported to the management that the youthful boy was injured although taking part in soccer. The resident registered nurse promptly administered very first aid on him and soon after he expressed aid, was unveiled to return to his hostel room.

“He was in class on Monday 22nd working day of November 2021, but all through school hours a single of his pals accompanied him to the Ill Bay where by he complained of some soreness in his hip. The doctor examined him and approved Ibuprofen for the ache, even though the nurse massaged his leg, soon after which he felt a bit far better.”

The statement promises that in accordance with the school’s coverage, “the resident health practitioner referred to as the deceased’s mom reporting the incident and requesting that she need to come for him so that he could get even further healthcare attention”.

“The mom, having said that, explained she was not in Lagos whilst she spoke and prayed with him on the cellphone and promised to send out the guardian to decide him up quickly for more medical attention.

“When the guardian failed to clearly show up, the following working day on the 23rd of November 2021, the physician referred to as the mother once more and this time, she assured that his guardian would pick him from school.”

‘Medical report’

According to the school, “the guardian afterwards showed up and took the deceased for X-ray, the result of which it stated uncovered that no component of the boy’s overall body was damaged or injured”.

“The resident medical doctor also identified as the mom later on in the 7 days to check up on his development but she educated the doctor that he was sleeping at the time. The Principal also spoke with the mom on the cell phone to enquire about his progress and she reported that he was acquiring a massage and gave the phone to him to communicate with the principal,” the assertion extra.

Mrs Layiwola reportedly “it was therefore with a impolite shock that it gained the information of the student’s loss of life and the accompanying allegations”.

“We promptly commenced investigations and invited the learners allegedly pointed out for an interview. His guardian was also existing through the interviews, which discovered that nothing of these occurred,” the statement stated.

A lot more details arise

Meanwhile, on Friday, TheCable newspaper reported the harrowing activities of the bereaved mom and dad, and the petition resolved by the mothers and fathers to the Lagos State police command and a program to ship another to the Pressure Headquarters in Abuja.

In accordance to the newspaper, the mothers and fathers inevitably transferred their deceased son to Delta Point out exactly where a series of exams carried out and ”last-moment open up confessions” by the deceased allegedly verified that he was molested and violently abused by five senior learners in the school.

In accordance to the newspaper, the bereaved father, Mr Oromoni, mentioned his son suffered liver enlargement owing to congealed blood.

“He said, prior to he could make a return vacation to Warri in the direction of facilitating Junior’s transfer to the teaching medical center, the boy drew what became his last breath. It was also claimed that Junior was fed a liquid substance described as “a chemical” for refusing to join the group,” the newspaper documented.

It further more quoted the father as saying “My son experienced. His birthday is next tomorrow (Dec 4). I’ll rejoice it. I’ll have a cake baked. I’ll minimize it on his behalf. The boys they mentioned ended up also documented to the faculty very last expression when they bullied Junior and gathered all his foodstuff dresses. I have two daughters, 1 of whom graduated before. I had to remove the 2nd soon after this incident. They requested this boy to explain the sister’s privates and this got to us…

“Junior reported, ‘mummy, I did not engage in ball I didn’t slide.’ He jumped off his hostel bed. They kicked him, matched (marched on) his waistline. Other college students ran off. They threatened to get rid of them all if they spoke a word to the college staff. They warned Junior to say he sustained accidents even though participating in ball. They threatened him. If you check with the roommate, they’d all lie. They matched his ribs and waistline. All that suffering for a 12-year-old.”

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