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Sylvester Oromoni: Okowa Supports Indefinite Closure of Dowen College



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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has thrown his weight behind the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki following the death of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni Junior.

Daily Report Nigeria can recall that the JS2 pupil died on Tuesday from internal injuries sustained from an alleged battery from students.

Sylvester was reportedly bullied and beaten by suspected cultist over his failure to become part of them.

In a Facebook post on Saturday morning, Governor Okowa express sadness over the incident, and condoled with the family of the deceased.


He wrote;
“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.

“As we continue to watch this case closely, we extend our prayers and support to the Oromoni family. As they mourn the loss of their young son, I pray that Almighty God gives them the strength that they need at this difficult time. Amen.”


Sylvester Oromoni Snr, father of the deceased is the Delta State Chairman on Taskforce for Environment.

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