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Monday, December 6, 2021

Bowen Slain Student: Family Takes College To Court As Femi Falana Prepares For Justice


The family of Sylvester Oromoni (Jnr), the late 12-year-old Dowen College student, has hired the firm of a foremost human rights lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, to prosecute its case against the institution over the death of their son.

Channels Television obtained the letter written by Falana to the office of Lagos State’s Chief Coroner, requesting an inquest into the circumstances leading to the death of his client’s child.

The letter was dated December 6, 2021, signed by Taiwo Olawale, and addressed to the chief coroner, High Court of Lagos State.

The letter, titled ‘Request for Inquest into the Tragic Death of Sylvester Oromoni killed at Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos,’ said that based on the briefings by the family, the late student died as a result of injuries allegedly inflicted on him by his seniors at the school.”

“Given the needless death of Sylvester Oromoni, we are compelled to request you to use your good offices to cause a coroner’s inquest to be conducted into the cause of death of this young and promising boy and make appropriate recommendations pursuant to Section 15 of the Lagos State Coroner’s Law 2007 that states that an inquest shall hold whenever a coroner is informed that the death of a deceased person within his coroner district is as a result of a death in a violent, unnatural or suspicious situation,” the letter read in part.

“We hereby request your lordship to conduct an inquest into the circumstance surrounding this tragic death and we are confident that your lordship will accede to our request with utmost urgency.”
Faces of the alleged killers of late Sylvester Oromoni a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos has emerged.
Also revealed are the top management staff of the school.


Reports had emerged that Oromoni was bullied and beaten by fellow students. The supposed injuries from the beating led to his death, according to a Twitter user with the handle @perrisonoromoni, who claimed to be the boy’s cousin.

However, in a statement on Wednesday, the school denied all allegations stating that Oromoni was neither bullied nor beaten but only complained of hip pain after playing football.

Contrary to the school’s statement, the victim’s cousin rolled out photos and video evidence, which corroborates the fact that the child was bullied and beaten; an activity that led to his death.

According to the bereaved father in a live video interview with Punch news online, he and his wife transferred their deceased son to Delta State where a series of tests conducted and ”last-minute open confessions” by the late 12-year-old Sylvester confirmed that he was molested and violently abused by five senior students in the school.

He mentioned the names as Joseph Benjamin, Michael Kashamu, Anslem Temile while he said he couldn’t recognise the other two because the lights in the hostel room were switched off by the boys before they started beating him up.
According the Gist lover blog, their names are: Michael windoku, Angel Temile, Favour Benjamin, Edward Brown, Agboro Emmanuel.
A dying Sylvester also revealed that the boys warned other students in the room not reveal what took place threatening to kill anyone who violated their order.

The five boys further directed the fear grippen students to lie that Sylvester sustained injuries while playing football if queried by the management of the school.

The college management staff as revealed online are: Mrs. A. Layiwola B. Sc. (Ed) Bio. M. Ed. (Educ. Admin.) Principal/ Head of School , Mr. M.A. Olusesi M.Ed Mathematics Vice Principal/Deputy Head of School (Academic), Mrs. T. Yinka-Babalola B.A. Ed. English, M.Ed (Admin) Dip (Computer Programme) College Counsellor and Lami Phillips BSc (Business Administration), MA (Strategic Management), Executive MBA Director Of Student & External Affairs.


Credit: Channels TV

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