Justice For Sylvester Oromoni: 140,000 petition police for probe, justice Over 140,000 folks have signed two petitions on change.org demanding the swift prosecution of these accountable for the demise of Sylvester Oromoni.
The petitions have been started by Timi Oromoni Fabunmi, a relation of the 12-year-old schoolboy of Dowen College, Lekki Lagos, and Irede Basis, an NGO. Follow More Update On Newsminatii.in
The latter directed its petition to Hakeem Odumosu, commissioner of Police in Lagos State.
Justice For Sylvester Oromoni
Each petition is drawing big numbers, underscoring public interest within the tragic demise of Oromoni, a boarding student of Dowen Faculty, Lagos, who died on 30 November.
His death sparked an outrage and the Lagos State Authorities shut down the school final Friday.
The first petition on Friday began by a member of the family, Timi Oromoni Fabunmi is titled, ‘Justice For Sylvester Oromoni Jnr’.
It has attracted over 77,200 signatures as of 5.00 p.m. on Sunday.
The petition reads: “On Tuesday 30/11/2021 we lost our brother 12 years old Sylvester Oromoni Jnr. He was a son, grandson, brother, cousin, uncle to his little nieces, he was a friend, he meant everything to us and Yes he was only a child an innocent child. He was taken from us in the most gruesome of manner beaten by senior 5 boys in his hostel in Dowen College lekki Lagos state. He was tortured by these boys in his school and compelled to silence otherwise they threatened to kill him.
This torture and beatings lead to injuries unimaginable and the school authorities without a proper duty of care took his agony at face value and claimed he had a fall playing soccer. Without proper investigation or care, they called his parents to pick him up. The family upon seeing their once healthy vibrant child knew these pains and injuries were beyond a domestic fall. The child could barely articulate words and move without these heart-wrenching painful sounds.
Sylvester Jnr reported to the family he did not fall as alleged by the school. He said he was beaten and tortured by 5 senior students and mentioned their names. The students are from influential families and the school is trying to bury the case.
Sign and help us find justice for Sylvester Oromoni Jnr. It’s our fight he could be your son, your brother, your cousin. #justiceforsylvester
The second petition began by The Irede Basis with the title, ‘We Need Justice For Sylvester’ has attracted over 65,000 signatures by 4.30 p.m. It targets 75,000 signatories.
#JusticeForSylvester: How did 12-year-old student Sylvester Oromoni die?
The demise of a 12-year-old student, Sylvester Oromoni, of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, sparked outrage online when it was realized that he was allegedly bullied and beaten to death by different students on the boarding school. A viral video shared by the household has proven how Sylvester was writhing in ache while bleeding from his mouth. His lips appeared swollen and his teeth regarded broken.
Sylvester death video
Based on one among his family, the deceased mentioned the names of 5 individuals, whom he mentioned have been allegedly responsible for his injuries earlier than he lastly died on Tuesday 30.11.2021.
In its response to the student’s demise, the Dowen School school’s authorities in a press release claimed the deceased sustained accidents while taking part in football and were given quick medical attention by the school’s resident nurse. The school denied that Sylvester had been bullied or attacked by some students within the college and mentioned it had carried out a preliminary investigation, where its officers claimed that there was no case of bullying, including that it has policies that might be strongly anti-cultism.
The deceased, in accordance with his mother and father in media reports, had additionally alleged that he was given a substance to drink by the ‘bullies’.
The efforts by the school’s administrators usually are not sufficient and authorities are silent. Investigations should be executed to find what actually happened to Sylvester.
1. Did the school do sufficient to guard Sylvester?
2. How have been the accidents that led to his demise sustained?
3. Was the school negligent in defending its students?
There are such a lot of questions and never sufficient answers.
We’d like the police to behave immediately and examine the circumstances and events that led to his death. We’re asking the Lagos Commissioner for Schooling, Folashade Adefisayo and officers of the Lagos State Universal Education Board, and the Federal Ministry of Education to probe allegations of bullying and negligence?
We’re asking for a thorough and clear investigation and prosecution of these discovered to be culpable on this tragic incident.
Social safety is especially vital for children, in view of this crime, we additionally throw in our concern for children with disabilities to make sure the safety of kids is inclusive of them.
Justice must be served and seen to be served for 12 12 months old Sylvester and his household.