Dowen College: We grieve with Oromoni’s parents but lives of other students matter too

Dowen College: We grieve with Oromoni’s parents but lives of other students matter too

Due to the outrage and calls for a total shutdown of Dowen College over the death of Sylvester Oromoni, the school management has called for understanding, stating that lives of other students matter too.

According to PEOPLES GAZETTE, the management said in a statement on Wednesday, “We understand the sentiments of the public but appeal for restraint as many lives including the lives of our students are affected. All lives matter. Information Guide Nigeria

PEOPLES GAZETTE reports that although the school’s management said: “We are distressed that a child sustained a leg injury and passed on a week later. We are as shocked as the rest of the world to see our lovely boy look so ill and in so much pain from the videos posted.

The deceased’s father however, said that an x-ray showed that his son’s waist was bent and swollen along with one side of his stomach.

According to PEOPLES GAZETTE, Dowen admitted in a statement that the parents of the deceased informed the school of the boy’s ordeal after he was bullied by five students, but said investigations had commenced on November 30, a day after Oromoni’s demise.

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“It is true that though he went home on the 23rd of November, his family did call on the 29th to inform us that he said he was actually bullied by 5 senior students whose names he mentioned.

“We confirm that we immediately started internal investigations on the 30th but he passed on that same day. Sadly we had barely made any headway before the social media frenzy commenced. Jamb Result

“we choose not to be sidetracked but remain focused in our task to get to the bottom of the allegations made.”

PEOPLES GAZETTE reports that Parents from the school also held a candlelight procession for the deceased in front of the school premises on Wednesday night.

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Idongesit Akpa-Ayang

Idongesit is a graduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo. Currently working as a news reporter at InfoGuide Nigeria.

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