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Just in: Sylvester Oromoni’s family announces date to bury son who was allegedly murdered in school



Just in: Sylvester Oromoni's family announces date to bury son who was allegedly murdered in school

The grieving family of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, a former Dowen College student in Lekki, Lagos State, has set the date for his burial.

TopNaija recalls that Sylvester died tragically on November 30, 2021, after being supposedly tortured and wounded by some older college students who claimed wanted to introduce him into a cult.

Just in: Sylvester Oromoni's family announces date to bury son who was allegedly murdered in school

At the time, the episode elicited conflicting responses on and off the internet, with the school facing the brunt of the fallout.

Two years after the tragedy, the deceased’s family sent a statement to press on Monday morning, revealing that Sylvester will be put to rest on Saturday, January 27, 2024.

The final rites are set to take place in the Ogbe-Ijaw Warri Kingdom in Delta State.

“Exactly two years ago, precisely on November 30, 2021, the death of our 12-year-old son, Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, a pupil of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos State, was announced in controversial circumstances, after he was tortured to death by some senior students who wanted to initiate him into a cult group and till date we as a family is yet to get justice in the matter.

“Sylvester, born on December 4, 2009, met a devastating end on November 30, 2021, succumbing to injuries inflicted in a harrowing assault by fellow students.

“Before his untimely demise, Sylvester was renowned for his exceptional intellect and maturity beyond his years. A young mind brimming with potential, he demonstrated remarkable initiative and an extraordinary sense of humour, endearing him to those fortunate enough to cross paths with him. Sylvester’s insatiable passion for knowledge, particularly in fields of computer science, programming, and electrical science, and his special interest in football set him apart.

“His absence has left an irreplaceable void in our lives as a family and the lives of those who hold him dear, and his legacy will endure through the indelible memories of the profound impact he made on those around him,” the statement cited by SaharaReporters read.

It added: “As we continue to mourn our son, we as a family implore everyone to honour Sylvester’s memory by reflecting on the bright spirit that enriched their lives and celebrate the intellect that radiated from his young mind. As the community mourns the loss of this promising scholar, we will continue to demand justice for our beloved son who was murdered in cold blood by fellow students.”

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