#justiceforylvesteroromoni – I Can’t Bury My Son Until Justice Is Served – Father Cries Out.
Earlier we reported the death of a 12-year-old boy by the name of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, a student of the Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos State who was reported to have been beaten to death by his seniors in the same school. Therefore leaving the circumstances surrounding his death sketchy and yet a mystery. However, the father of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr has vowed not to bury his son until justice is served.
This is just as the family marked the deceased’s 12th birthday posthumously on Saturday during which a cake designed as aeroplane and pilot uniform was cut in memory of his ambition
The news of Sylvester Jnr’s death went viral on Wednesday following a social media post by his cousin, Perry Oromoni, who alleged that some senior pupils of the college beat him up in his hostel room for refusing to join a cult.
But the school denied the claim, stating that the boy complained of pain in his legs and hip following an injury he sustained while playing football
The Lagos State Government had shut down the school indefinitely to ensure a thorough investigation. Sylvester Snr, in a new interview on Saturday, said his son would not be buried until justice was served, no matter how long it takes.
He said, how can he be buried? I cannot bury him until I get justice until I get to the end of the matter. Even if it takes two or three years, we would be going on. I pray God to keep us alive.
According to the father, about 100 people were present at the posthumous birthday celebration marked with two cakes and a large picture frame of the late Sylvester in various poses.
The father said, for his birthday today (Saturday), we cut the cakes, displayed his pictures, and prayed for his soul to rest in peace. We also went to a church programme after cutting the birthday cakes. His sister based in the United State of America asked one of her friends to bake a pilot-themed cake for his birthday because he had always wanted to be a pilot.
Sylvester Snr however said he would miss his son’s rapport, smiles, love, presence, and company. He said, anytime he comes on holiday, and I am at home, he is always all over me. We eat together, he asks questions a lot; he is very inquisitive. He can operate his laptop very well and I don’t know how to do that, so he guides me on how to do it.
Also celebrating the posthumous birthday on her Instagram page, a Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh, said she would drop flowers and gifts at the school’s gate.
She also posted a video of a man dropping a bouquet of flowers and a Teddy bear at the school’s gate and a card with the words, Happy birthday Captain Sylvester. Rest in Peace Champ! You are celebrated. King Tonto.
Meanwhile, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has backed the indefinite closure of the school.
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