More facts yesterday emerged on how Sylvester
Oromoni, a 12-year-old student of Dowen
College, located in Lekki area of Lagos State,
was allegedly murdered by some cult groups.
The deceased was said to have been assaulted
by some cult groups, who he identified before
his death, as students of the college for
refusing to join the fraternity.
He was admitted in a Lagos hospital on Friday
following the attack and confirmed dead on
A relation of the deceased, Perrison Oromoni,
took to the micro blogging site, Twitter on
Wednesday, to announce his demise.
He revealed that the 12-year-old passed away
on Tuesday after a series of tests and X-rays
indicated that he sustained internal injuries
from severe beating.
But Dowen College, who reached out to the
family, said his injuries were sustained while
Speaking further on the issue, Perrison said:
“We’re from Delta State, but he goes to Dowen
College in Lekki.
They called my uncle because his son was
injured when he was playing football. Reaching
the hospital, it was confirmed that he was
being bullied and beaten up, causing internal
“After tests and X-rays, it was confirmed he
was beaten up badly. He died yesterday
(Tuesday) morning, and his entire body was
“Before his passing, he said they had been
pressuring him to join a cult group.. He said
they were going to kill him if he talked.”
In a screenshot shared on his blogging site,
Perrison said the late Sylvester mentioned a
few names of the students, who pressured him
to join their cult group before he died.
He said: “Anybody that can kill me should kill
me now. My brother won’t die for nothing,
Anslem Temile, Michael Kashamu and
Benjamin Favour and Dowen college, just know
he called your names before he died.”
According to a media report, a representative of
Dowen College, Ayomide Falona, has said
investigations have begun into the matter while
refuting the claims of assault.
When oniftv contacted the Lagos State
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO),
Adekunle Ajisebutu, he said, he had not been
Condemning the act, Nigerians on Twitter have
called on security agencies to look into the
situation while urging parents to monitor their
wards who are boarders.
A Twitter user @Shelleofficial who did his
National Youth Service at the school said
parents whose children attend the college
contribute largely to children’s waywardness
as many refuse to allow their children to be
corrected by teachers.
“May God rest his soul. I served in Dowen
College and the problem mostly is that parents
don’t want their children scolded by a teacher,
teachers don’t want to lose jobs, schools don’t
want to lose money! Business for school, jobs
for teachers and spoiled brat for parents!”
“This day there is no difference between a
Christian boarding school and a normal school.
The atrocities that happen are the same. The
country is hard and most women now work,
that’s why people choose boarding for their
kids. But is it the way to go? Things are
happening faa,” @purity_gifts.