The Lagos State Government has ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki, following the investigation into the death of a student of the school, Sylvester Oromoni.
You would recall that Sylvester Oromoni Jr. died after allegedly being tortured by fellow students for refusing to join their cult group in school.
The management of Dowen College however denied the allegations but Sylvester’s family insisted that their son was tortured at school and that he provided the names of his alleged bullies before he died.
The family had also released a video of their son moments before his death to prove he was tortured.
Following investigations into the incident, the Lagos State Government in a statement signed by the Assistant Director Public Affairs, of the Lagos State Ministry of Education ordered the closure.
The statement read, “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.”