#justiceforsylvester“These ones just want their kids to go back to school” – Reactions over Dowen Parent’s candlelight ceremony for Sylvester jr.

The candlelight procession for deceased Sylvester Oromoni jr. by Parents of Dowen College pupils caused mixed reactions throughout social media spaces.

"These ones just want their kids to go back to school" - Reactions trail Dowen Parent's candlelight procession for Sylvester Oromoni
Following the passing of the 12-year-old student of Dowen College who was bullied by other students, concerned parents gather in numbers to have a candlelight service for the late aspiring pilot.

These act, however, was met with backlashes as some social media users made it clear that that the parents are more worried about the school reopening rather than being serious with their intentions.

“They ain’t remorseful. Still insisting on false press release. Where is the management’s conscience??? The candle night means nothing. Any sane parent shd never allow their children go to that evil den!” a user wrote.

See some reactions below;

"These ones just want their kids to go back to school" - Reactions trail Dowen Parent's candlelight procession for Sylvester Oromoni.

Meanwhile, yesterday Some Worried Nigerian women on Wednesday morning, December 8th, arrived Dowen college in Lagos, requesting for justice for the late Sylvester Oromoni.

It's worth recalling that Sylvester Oromoni, who died recently was a student of the school, died after he was reportedly molested and beaten by his schoolmates for refusing to join their cult.

Although investigations have commence and the Lagos State government has promised to bring the suspects to justice.

Yesterday, the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu made known that three students of Dowen College in Lagos are actually assisting the police in their investigation into the death of Sylvester Oromoni, Jr.

According to him, three of the five suspected students that Sylvester named before his death are currently in their custody and are cooperating with the police in their investigations.

Just this morning, worried women dressed in whole black staged a protest in front of the locked down premises of Dowen College, requesting for justice for the Sylvester jr.

Meanwhile few days back; Dowen College Parents’ Forum has finally responded to the tragic death of a 12-year-old student of the school, Sylvester Oromoni.

The forum in a statement signed by Aituaz Kola-Oladejo, Waheed Adeoye, Oluwaseun Bolanle Ajila, and Kingsley Kema Agu and released on Tuesday, December 7th, commiserate with the family of the deceased and expressed their deep sorrow over the unfortunate incident that led to the death of the minor.

The parents said they would work more closely with the school (management/board) to make sure that the necessary measures are taken to sustain the unfortunate incident from repeating again.

“Dowen College Parents are startled and deeply saddened by the unfortunate incident that led to the death of Sylvester Oromoni. Our hearts go out to the family of the deceased and pray that God gives them the strength to bear the irreparable loss.

As parents of Dowen college students, we are still in shock and could not come to terms with this incident and the accounts so far provided by the school,students, and the media. 

We urge the school management team and other stakeholders (students and parents directly or indirectly mentioned) to fully cooperate with the authority in the ongoing investigation.

While we would have loved to bring Sylvester back if humanly possible, unravelling the cause of Sylvester’s death and bringing whoever was responsible or might have contributed in whatever way to book,will not only bring this unfortunate incident to a closure for the family, but this will also serve as a deterrent to others in all schools in Nigeria.

We therefore say justice for Sylvester, is justice for all. On our part as parents, we will work more closely with the school (management/board), to ensure necessary measures are put in place to prevent a reoccurrence of this unfortunate incident and stamp out bulling in any form from the school.
We therefore earnestly ask for a resolution that will bring some relief to the bereaved family, other parents, students of Dowen College and the public.

These should include a change of the school management and hostel teachers, installation of CCTV cameras in all strategic places and overhauling of the school security system.

The Parents’ Forum is organising a Candle Light event. Details of which are as follow: Wednesday, December 8, 6pm; Dowen College. The lighting of candles is to pay tribute to a life ‘passed’ and keeping the light burning signifies that the memory still lives on and burns bright.” The statement reads.

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