Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the executive governor of Delta State has finally reacted to the death of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni’s a citizen of Delta State.
Sylvester Oromoni Jr., is a student of Dowen college who died days ago after he was beaten by some school mates for refusing to join a cult.
Sylvester would have turned 12 today December 4.
In a statement released on social media today, Governor Okowa said he spoke with Sylvester’s father last night.
He said as a government that places priority on the lives of its citizens, the government will ensure they pursue the case to the end.
Read his statement below,
”Last night, I spoke to Mr. Sylvester Oromoni, the father of late Sylvester Oromoni Jr., the Dowen College student who unfortunately died under very controversial and unclear circumstances.
During the call, I expressed my agreement with the decision of the Lagos State government to launch an investigation into the death of Sylvester, a native of Warri South LGA in Delta State.
As a government that places priority on the lives of our citizens within and outside the state, we are determined to pursue this case to the end. The matter must be investigated, perpetrators apprehended, punished, and made an example of, to serve as a very strong deterrence against future occurrences.
As we continue to watch this case closely, we extend our prayers and support to the Oromoni family. As they mourn the loss of their young son, I pray that Almighty God gives them the strength that they need at this difficult time. Amen”
The news of Sylvester’s death made rounds on social media after a Nigerian Twitter user identified as @Perrisonoromoni alleged that his 12-year-old cousin died from injuries he sustained after allegedly being beaten by fellow students who were forcing him to join a cult in a Lagos boarding school.