Following the death of the 12- year- old Sylvester Oromoni of Dowen College,
who was said to have been allegedly killed for refusing to join a secret cult in his school, the governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa has assured that his killers would never go unpunished.
However, while reacting to the death of Sylvester, Governor Okowa took to one of his social media handles to express his stand towards the death of the 12, year- old boy.
While noting that Sylvester’ s family is from his State, he equally revealed that he has already spoken to his father. Based on their discussion, he assured the father that the investigation which is already launched by the Lagos State government would certainly yield a positive result.
However, the governor sympathized with the deceased family, assuring them that those who have any hands in the death of their child would be punished according to the law. Adding that the punishment which would be given to them, would serve as an example to those who wish to engage in such act in the future.
He said, ” Last night, I spoke to Mr. Sylvester Oromoni, the father of late Sylvester Oromoni Jr. , the Dowen College student who unfortunately died under very controversial and unclear circumstances.
During the call, I expressed my agreement with the decision of the Lagos State government to launch an investigation into the death of Sylvester, a native of Warri South LGA in Delta State.
As a government that places priority on the lives of our citizens within and outside the state, we are determined to pursue this case to the end. The matter must be investigated, perpetrators apprehended, punished, and made an example of, to serve as a very strong deterrence against future occurrences.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Ministry of Education had earlier announced the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki, pending the outcome of the investigation into the boy’ s death.
Despite this collaboration by the Lagos and Delta State governments to ensure that Slyvester gets justice, it is tantamount for schools in Nigeria to be absolutely careful about the kids in their care.
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