Nigeria has been thrown in a state of sadness following the sad death of Sylvester Oromoni Junior, the Dowen College Student Beaten to Death.
A video has emerged that captures his last moments at the hospital. In the video, he was surrounding by his family members who were praying for him.
Sylvester Oromoni was clearly struggling to breath in the video as he cries out in pain. His protruded stomach was going up and down — making the pain to increase.
Sylvester Oromoni’s could be heard praying that it shall never be well with the people who have done this to her son.
As they try to comfort the young man, he was still crying and crying out of pain. This is very sad to watch.
See the video below:
Sylvester Oromoni was allegedly beaten by his mates at Dowen College over his refusal to join a cult they were forcing him to join.
The 12-year-old was battered on Friday but died on Tuesday after a series of tests and X-rays indicated that he sustained internal injuries — this is according to a close family source.
@Perrisonoromoni on Twitter who is said to be a close family source of the decease has revealed some details to The People’s Gazette.
According to @Perrisonoromoni, the school management had reached out to Sylvester Oromoni, the deceased’s father, a Delta state politician, claiming the boy sustained injuries while playing football at the school.
“We’re from Delta State, but he goes to a boarding school in Lekki. They called my uncle that his son was injured when he was playing football. Reaching the hospital, it was confirmed that he was being bullied and beaten up, causing internal damages,” the relative disclosed.
“After tests and X-rays, it was confirmed he was beaten up badly. He died yesterday (Tuesday) morning, and his entire body was swollen,” he told The Gazette.
@Perrisonoromoni was asked if Sylvester ever complained of being forced to join a cult In reply, he stated that the young Oromoni only informed his parents while in the hospital.
Before his death, he reportedly said the school’s cult members threatened to kill him if he reported them.
“Before passing, he said they’d been pressuring him to join a cult. He was admitted on Friday. He said they were going to kill him if he talked.”
Statement from Dowen College on Oromoni Sylvester’s death
Press Statement on Oromoni Sylvester
The attention of the management of Dowen College has been drawn to a viral post on the sad demise of one of our precious children, Sylvester Oromoni.
On 21st’ day of November 2021, one of the Hostel Parents reported to management that Sylvester was injured while playing football.
The resident registered nurse immediately administered first aid on him, and after he expressed relief, was re-leased to return to his hostel room.
Sylvester was in class on Monday 22nd day of November 2021, but during school hours one of his friends accompanied him to the Sick Bay where he complained of some pain in his hip. The doctor examined him and prescribed Ibrofen for the pain, while the nurse massaged his leg, after which Sylvester said he felt a bit better.
In accordance with school policy, the resident doctor called Mrs. Oromoni report-ing the incident and requesting that she come for him so that he could get further medical attention. The mother however said she was not in Lagos, spoke with Sylvester and prayed with him on the phone and promised to send the guardian to pick him up immediately for further medical attention.
When the guardian failed to show up, the next day on the 23rdof November 2021, the doctor called the mother again and this time, she assured that his guardian would pick him from school. Sylvester’s guardian showed up and took him for X-ray after which the guardian informed the school management that the results of the investigation revealed that no part of his body was broken or injured. The resident doctor also called the mother later in the week to check up on Sylvester’s progress, but she informed the doctor that Sylvester was sleeping at the time.
The Principal also spoke with Mrs. Oromoni on the phone to enquire about his progress, and she reported that he was having a massage and gave the phone to Sylvester to speak with the Principal.
As a result, it came as no small shock to us to read wild social media tales that Sylvester was beaten by some students and that he specifically mentioned some names. We immediately commenced investigations and invited the students mentioned for interview. Sylvester’s guardian was also present during some of the investigations.
It was revealed that nothing of such happened.
The whole incident was strange and unbelievable because:
1. The school has effective anti-bullying policies and consequences are well spelt out to all the students.
2. The preliminary investigation showed that there was no fighting, bullying or any form of attack on the boy.
3. There were no reports by Sylvester himself, his sister who is also a student or any other students, prefects, house parents, medical staff or any of the management staff about any fighting or bullying incident.
4. The school has two regular nurses and a qualified medical doctor that promptly attend to students’ medical needs.
5. The resident doctor followed the laid down procedure by inviting Mrs. Oromoni to take Sylvester home for further treatment after initial treatment by the school’s medical staff.
The school has a very cordial relationship with the Oromoni family as Sylvester is the fifth child of the family Dowen College has the privilege to train, including his elder sister who is currently a student at the school.
Furthermore, we state categorically Dowen College is built on core values of godliness and excellence and will not tolerate any acts of cultism, which is why there is nothing like that and there has never been such deviant activities going on, as this is a faith based school and effective policies are in place to prevent such occurrence.