Sylvester Oromoni Junior, a 12-year-old pupil of Dowen College, Lekki Phase One, Lagos has reportedly been beaten to death by suspected cultists.
His demise was confirmed on Twitter by one of his relatives, @Perrisonoromoni.
Perrison said the 12-year-old died on Tuesday from internal injuries sustained from a battery on Friday the previous week.
He stated that the management of Dowen College had comtacted the father of the deceased, Sylvester Oromoni with claims that the boy sustained injuries while playing football at the school.
“We’re from Delta State, but he goes to a boarding school in Lekki. They called my uncle that 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 damages,” the relative disclosed.
“After tests and X-rays, it was confirmed he was beaten up badly. He died yesterday (Tuesday) morning, and his entire body was swollen,” he told The Gazette.
“Before passing, he said they’d been pressuring him to join a cult. He was admitted on Friday. He said they were going to kill him if he talked.”
The deceased reportedly mentioned a few names of those who pressured him to join their cult group before giving up the ghost.
Ayomide Falona, a representative of Dowen College representative, however denied claims that the boy was attacked by cultists.
She however, refused to reveal details of the incident, saying it is underinvestigation.
“It is not true, and there has never been a case of cultism in the school. Investigations are still ongoing, and that’s all I can say for now,” she said.
According to People’s Gazette, Dowen College had blocked its Instagram comment section following the incident.