WARRI/Nigeria: Sylvester Oromoni, the father of the late 12-year-old student who tragically passed away while attending Dowen College, Lekki, has reaffirmed his unwavering commitment to pursuing justice for his son. This determination comes as the approaching Thursday, November 30, 2023, marks the somber two-year anniversary of his son’s untimely demise.
The sorrowful incident unfolded on November 30, 2021, when Oromoni Jr. reportedly succumbed to health complications at a private hospital in Warri, Delta State. Allegations surfaced that the young boy had faced severe mistreatment at Dowen College, purportedly enduring physical assaults and being coerced into consuming a harmful substance by five senior students.
Despite the passage of time, the family of the deceased remains resolute in their plea for justice over the circumstances surrounding Sylvester Oromoni Jr.’s tragic death. They assert that his passing resulted from a sequence of events involving bullying, assault, negligence, and the alleged administration of a poisonous substance within the school premises.
Expressing his unwavering determination, Mr. Sylvester Oromoni, the grieving father, emphasized his steadfast commitment to seeking justice for his late son. “I cannot tire or waver in my pursuit of justice. I made a promise to my son to secure justice for him, even if it takes thirty years,” he stated. “As we approach the two-year mark since his passing on Thursday, November 30, 2023, my son remains in the morgue, awaiting a final resting place.”
The grieving father concluded with a poignant tribute, saying, “May the soul of Sylvester Oromoni Jr. and all departed souls find eternal peace. Amen.”
The quest for justice in the wake of Sylvester Oromoni Jr.’s tragic death continues to echo, with his father’s unwavering resolve serving as a poignant reminder of the ongoing pursuit for closure and accountability in this harrowing incident.