Dowen College Incident: Oromoni’s killers will not be spared – President Buhari

Timothy Choji, Abuja


President Muhammadu Buhari says the killers of the late Sylvester Oromoni, a pupil of Dowen College, Lekki in Lagos state will not be spared.

The 12-year-old died following an alleged assault by his senior colleagues.

The late Sylvester Oromoni

President Buhari who also condemned the killing of Sylvester, one of Nigeria’s bright youngsters doing excellently in school, bringing joy to the family said; “If the incident is truly arising from bullying or cultism, then it must act as a trigger leading to a permanent solution to this recurring problem.

“I share the anger and grief up and down the country following this incident. On behalf of my family and I, and the government of the federation, I convey our heartfelt condolences to the Oromoni family, the government and the people of Lagos State and give the firm assurance that this incident will be thoroughly investigated and the appropriate punishment meted out to all those who are culpable,” he said in a message.

The President, therefore, urged the Police to continue the ongoing investigation until they get to the root of the matter in order for the law to take its course, assuring that justice will be done, no matter who is involved.

For several days now, the nation has been gripped by the news of the tragic incident at Dowen College, in Lagos with morbid details constantly emerging of how young Sylvester Oromoni (Junior) met his death.



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