Lagos govt, police visit Dowen College over controversial demise of pupil


Barely 24 hours after the parable of the controversial demise of Sylvester Oromoni, a pupil of Dowen College, Lekki, who had allegedly refused to hitch a cult community went viral on social media, officials of the Lagos State Situation of job of Training Nice Assurance beget visited the college.

A PREMIUM TIMES’ reporter also visited the college on Thursday and positioned out that an officer from the Maroko police set up, Clement Ekere, used to be also at the college to invite the administration for questioning at the police set up.

The spokesman for the police in Lagos State, Adekunle Ajisebutu, a major superintendent of police, neither picked many calls to his cell phone on Thursday and Friday nor spoke back to messages despatched to him by our reporter.

Meanwhile, many fogeys and guardians also visited the college on Thursday to substantiate on their wards, at the same time as they refused to comment on the matter.

A parent (in black) who came to sympathise with the school
A guardian (in sad) who came to sympathise with the college

Some oldsters assembled interior the college compound speaking in hushed voices.

The college officials also refused to talk with our reporter on the matter, and also barred the reporter from becoming a member of the executive group that used to be performed round the college compound.

Nonetheless slack Thursday evening, sleek video clips of the deceased who used to be visibly writhing in bother, surfaced on social media, alongside with his oldsters raining curses on these they accused of inflicting accidents on their youngster.

TheCable newspapers also exclusively obtained extra files from the bereaved oldsters, narrating the particulars of the bother the slack pupil went by and extra info in regards to the conditions that led to his demise.

Officials tour college

Whereas the reporter used to be barred from becoming a member of the group of the utter’s officials who visited the college on a tour, this newspaper can verify that these officials toured the college compound on Thursday.

Officials of the Ministry of Education Quality Assurance department discussing their findings
Officials of the Ministry of Training Nice Assurance department discussing their findings

After the inspectors were performed round the college, the group refused to talk with our reporter.

Nonetheless, on Friday afternoon, the utter’s ministry of coaching issued an announcement to condole the bereaved household and pledged its commitment to resolve the thriller surrounding the boy’s demise.

Officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Education Quality Assurance Department
Officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Training Nice Assurance Department

The commentary, which used to be signed by Ganiu Lawal, an assistant director, public affairs unit of the ministry, successfully-known that preliminary findings beget confirmed that the deceased used to be a pupil of the college and that efforts are in blueprint to obtain to the root of the matter.

The commentary reads in section; “The State Authorities is in contact with the oldsters in this no longer easy time.

“We reassure the household of the slack Sylvester Oromoni Junior and Lagosians at huge that efforts are being made to resolve the conditions ensuing in his demise, at the same time as we reiterate the Authorities’s commitment to Child Protection.”


On Wednesday, the slack Master Oromoni’s ‘cousin’- Perrison Oromoni, had taken to social media to call out the names of some college students of the college whom he accused of being in payment for the harassment and the eventual demise of the junior secondary college pupil.

Mr Oromoni took to his Twitter contend with @Perrisonoromoni to indicate how his slack cousin used to be allegedly battered on Friday, November 26 at the college sooner than he at last died on Tuesday, November 3.


He mentioned a sequence of tests and X-rays performed on him confirmed that he sustained inner accidents from beatings he obtained from the college students.

The accuser listed some college students (names withheld) whom he accused of ‘mistreating’ the slack pupil’ over his refusal to hitch an unnamed cult community.

Dowen College premises
Dowen College premises

Explaining extra on social media, Mr Oromoni mentioned the Dowen College administration then called Sylvester’s father, Sylvester Oromoni, telling them that his son sustained accidents whereas taking part in football at the college.

College responds

Meanwhile, an announcement that also went viral on social media on Wednesday, and which used to be allegedly signed by the college major, Adebisi Layiwola, expressed shock at the allegation.

The commentary reads in section; “On the 21st day of November 2021, one amongst the Hostel Of us reported to the administration that the young boy used to be injured whereas taking part in football. The resident registered nurse straight administered first abet on him and after he expressed relief, used to be released to return to his hostel room.

“He used to be at faculty on Monday 22nd day of November 2021, but in some unspecified time in the future of college hours one amongst his pals accompanied him to the Unwell Bay the build he complained of some bother in his hip. The doctor examined him and prescribed Ibuprofen for the bother, whereas the nurse massaged his leg, after which he felt a bit better.”

The commentary claims that in conserving with the college’s protection, “the resident doctor called the deceased’s mother reporting the incident and soliciting for that she need to aloof come for him so as that he could per chance obtain extra medical consideration”.

“The mum, nonetheless, mentioned she used to be no longer in Lagos whereas she spoke and prayed with him on the cell phone and promised to send the guardian to purchase him up straight for extra medical consideration.

“When the guardian failed to demonstrate up, the following day on the 23rd of November 2021, the doctor called the mummy one more time and this time, she assured that his guardian would purchase him from college.”

‘Scientific document’

In step with the college, “the guardian later confirmed up and took the deceased for X-ray, the result of which it mentioned revealed that no section of the boy’s physique used to be damaged or injured”.

“The resident doctor also called the mummy later in the week to substantiate up on his progress but she suggested the doctor that he used to be drowsing at the time. The Fundamental also spoke with the mummy on the cell phone to enquire about his progress and he or she reported that he used to be having a rub down and gave the cell phone to him to talk with the major,” the commentary added.

Mrs Layiwola reportedly “it used to be due to this reality with a rude shock that it obtained the information of the pupil’s demise and the accompanying allegations”.

“We straight commenced investigations and invited the college students allegedly mentioned for an interview. His guardian used to be also demonstrate in some unspecified time in the future of the interviews, which revealed that nothing of such occurred,” the commentary mentioned.

Extra files emerge

Meanwhile, on Friday, TheCable newspaper reported the harrowing experiences of the bereaved oldsters, and the petition addressed by the oldsters to the Lagos State police show and a concept to send one other to the Pressure Headquarters in Abuja.

In step with the newspaper, the oldsters at last transferred their deceased son to Delta State the build a sequence of tests performed and ”last-minute delivery confessions” by the deceased allegedly confirmed that he used to be molested and violently abused by 5 senior college students in the college.

In step with the newspaper, the bereaved father, Mr Oromoni, mentioned his son suffered liver enlargement due to congealed blood.

“He mentioned, sooner than he could per chance produce a return outing to Warri in direction of facilitating Junior’s switch to the teaching hospital, the boy drew what grew to alter into his last breath. It used to be also claimed that Junior used to be fed a liquid substance described as “a chemical” for refusing to hitch the community,” the newspaper reported.

It extra quoted the daddy as asserting; “My son suffered. His birthday is subsequent the following day (Dec 4). I’ll beget time it. I’ll beget a cake baked. I’ll lower it on his behalf. The boys they mentioned were also reported to the college last term after they bullied Junior and picked up all his foodstuff; garments. I even beget two daughters, one amongst whom graduated earlier. I had to purchase the 2d after this incident. They asked this boy to characterize the sister’s privates and this obtained to us…

“Junior mentioned, ‘mummy, I didn’t play ball; I didn’t drop.’ He jumped off his hostel bed. They kicked him, matched (marched on) his waist. Varied college students ran off. They threatened to destroy all of them if they spoke a notice to the college workers. They warned Junior to teach he sustained accidents whereas taking part in ball. They threatened him. If you search files from the roommate, they’d all lie. They matched his ribs and waist. All that bother for a 12-three hundred and sixty five days-outmoded.”

Top class Cases is yet to substantiate these claims.

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