Buhari Reacts To Dowen College’s Student Death, Sylvester Oromoni


President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the death of Sylvester Oromoni, an 11-year-old Dowen college student, who died after being allegedly beaten by some of his seniors at school.

President Buhari stated no one implicated in late Sylvester’s alleged murder will be spared in a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

The statement reads:

”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 our young son, Sylvester Oromoni (Junior) met his death.

President Muhammadu Buhari condemns the killing of Sylvester, one of our bright youngsters doing excellently in school, bringing joy to the family and if this incident is truly arising from bullying or cultism, the President assures that 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 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.”

The President urges 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.”