The management of Dowen College, Lagos has appealed to members of the public to stop spreading false information against the school over the death of Sylvester Oromoni, Jnr, one of its student who died under controversial circumstances on November 30, 2021.
This was contained in a statement released on Monday, January 10, which read;
“At this point, we respectfully request that all those who have consistently, misguidedly and maliciously pushed false information should desist immediately and allow our dear Sylvester’s soul rest peacefully in our Lord’s arms.
The longstanding integrity, values and processes the school worked tirelessly to maintain over the past 24 years were unfairly called to question and dragged through the mud since.”
The school authorities said the result of the autopsy conducted on the deceased revealed that there was “no bodily harm, no intoxication, but rather that the young boy suffered and died of pre-existing health conditions that had not been treated.”
“Today the truth wins, our faith wins and our integrity wins. We pray that no school or organisation ever has to experience what we have been going through.” the statement read in part
The Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had last week held a press conference where he mentioned that the two autopsies carried out on late Sylvester’s body concluded he died a natural death.
The family of the deceased however disagree.