The Lagos State Government, on Sunday, sealed off Dowen College in Lekki over the gruesome death of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni, who was allegedly tortured by his colleagues for refusing to join a cult.

This was confirmed by Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosho, to Punch newspaper.

The death of the 12-year-old has attracted outrage from Nigerians with many demanding justice for the young boy.

Others called on parents to withdraw their children from the school following the incident.

The school in its reaction to the incident claimed that the deceased sustained injuries while playing football and was given immediate medical attention by its resident nurse.

Subsequently, the student complained of having pains in his hip and was attended to again by a doctor and nurse and thereafter taken to his house, the school said.

The victim’s cousin released photos and video evidence, showing Sylvester was bullied and beaten, leading to his death.

A video shared by the family of the boy before his death showed him in pain.
But a video shared by the family of the boy before his death showed Sylvester in pain.

The deceased was also said to have been forced to drink an unknown substance by the bullies.

Father of the late student had alleged that the parents of pupils responsible for torturing his son had made arrangements for them to fly out of the country.

On Saturday, despite the boy's death, his parents and other family members marked his birthday.

According to them, it was the best way to honour him and keep his memories alive. 

The move by the family caught the attention of Nigerians, who have continued to offer words of support to the victim's parents over his demise.

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