Following the cultists attack on the son of the Delta state environmental Taskforce chairman, Chief Sylvester Oromoni, the Lagos State Government has directed for the immediate shut down of Dowen College, in Lekki area of Lagos metropolis.
Congress gathered that suspected students who are members of a cult group in the school accosted the twelve years old master Oromoni Jnr and beat him to stupor for refusing to join them.
It was learnt that Master Oromoni Jnr died after some days as a result of the internal bleeding he suffered from the beating.
However, the father of late Dowen college student explained to newsmen how his son was killed, narrating that the Lagos state government has ordered for the immediate shut down of the school pending the outcome of the investigation.
Acccording to a statement by Friday, Ganiu Lawal, Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education stated that the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo had directed for the closure of the school after a meeting with the School Management and Staff on the development.
The statement added: “The Lagos State Government sends its condolences to the Parents of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni Jnr., a student of Dowen College, Lekki.
“The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, notes that this incident is shocking and the State is indeed sad about this great loss.
“A delegation comprising top-level management of relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies and the Police, has visited the school on a fact-finding mission.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that Sylvester Oromoni Junior was indeed enrolled as a student of Dowen College in its boarding facility and had been treated by the school’s medical personnel before the school requested that the parents take him away for further care.
“The State Government is in touch with the parents in this difficult time.
“We reassure the family of the late Sylvester Oromoni Junior and Lagosians at large that efforts are being made to unravel the circumstances leading to his demise, even as we reiterate the Government’s commitment to Child Protection,” the commissioner appealed.