Dowen College: Buhari breaks silence on student’s death, reveals what to do

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Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that no one involved in the alleged killing of Dowen College’s student, Sylvester Oromoni Jr would be spared.

In a statement issued on Wednesday evening by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, the president condemned the incident that led to the death of the 12-year-old schoolboy.

Recall that Sylvester Oromoni had prior to his death, alleged that five senior students of the Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos State had bullied him for refusing to be initiated into a cult group.

The incident which led to the death of the young boy had triggered a reaction from several Nigerians who continued to demand justice for the late schoolboy.

The Lagos State government had launched an investigation into the incident to unravel the controversy surrounding the death.

According to Garba, Buhari vowed that the incident would be thoroughly investigated, stressing that those found guilty, would be punished as a deterrent for others.

He said, “I share the anger and grief up and down the country following this incident. On behalf of my family and I, and the government of the federation, I convey our heartfelt condolences to the Oromoni family, the government and the people of Lagos State and give the firm assurance that this incident will be thoroughly investigated and the appropriate punishment meted out to all those who are culpable.”

The President urged the Police to continue the ongoing investigation until they get to the root of the matter for the law to take its course, assuring that justice will be done, no matter who is involved.

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