Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has thrown his weight behind the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos State, following the mysterious death of 12-year-old student of the school, Master Sylvester Oromoni Junior.
Sylvester Oromoni had died, on Tuesday, from internal injuries sustained from an alleged battery from students believed to be cultists.
It was said that the deceased was bullied and beaten by the suspected cultists over his failure to become part of them.
In a Facebook post, on Saturday morning, Governor Okowa expressed his 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.”