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Lagos shuts Dowen College over student’s death

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The Lagos State Government has ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki, following the investigation into the death of a Junior Secondary School 2 student of the school, Sylvester Oromoni.

Assistant Director, Public Affairs of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, Ganiu Lawal made this known in a statement on Friday, saying the directive came after a meeting with the school management.

“The Lagos State Government has ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki, pending the outcome of an investigation into the death of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, a student of the school.

“Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, announced the closure after a meeting with the School Management and Staff.

“The Commissioner called for calm, saying no effort will be spared in getting to the root of the incident,” the statement read.

Blackbox Nigeria had earlier reported that the 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni died from multiple injuries after he was reportedly bullied and beaten by fellow students — a claim the school has since denied.

While circumstances surrounding his death remain a subject of debate, many Nigerians on social media have called for justice for the late student and his family.

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