In this article, you will find out everything you need to know about Sylvester Oromoni Jnr: His biography, age, net worth, family, parents, mother, father, siblings, career, eduction, news, school, dowen college closed, etc.
Sylvester Oromoni Biography:
Who is Sylvester Oromoni Junior? Sylvester Oromoni is Dowen College student who died mysteriously in December 2021 after he was bullied by his fellow students.
The late Sylvester Oromoni died a painful death as the result of the bullying.
Sylvester has been bullied by those cult group severely in the school and refused talking because he was Issued a death threat including others students at his hostel if they should talk.
Five boys were alleged to have been involved in the incident. But the school debunked the claims.
The school said one of its hostel officials had informed the management on November 21 that Junior was injured while playing football with his colleagues.
“Preliminary investigation showed that there was no fighting, bullying, or any form of attack on the boy. He made no such reports, neither to his sister who is also a student, nor any other students, prefects, house parents, medical staff, or any of the management staff. The school has 2 regular nurses and a qualified medical doctor that promptly attends to students. [We] will not tolerate any acts of cultism which is why there is nothing like that,” the school had said.
Date of Birth and Age:
How old is Sylvester Oromoni? Sylvester Oromoni was born on December 3, 2009 and was 12 years before his sudden death.
Sylvester Oromoni Birthday:
Sylvester Oromoni was supposed to celebrate his 13th birthday on December 3rd before his untimely death.
State of Origin:
Which state is Sylvester Oromoni Jnr from? Sylvester Oromoni was born and raised in Lagos State, but originally hails from Delta State in the South Southern part of Nigeria.
Sylvester Oromoni Tribe: Ijaw
Late Sylvester Oromoni, Family and Parents:
Sylvester Oromoni junior was born into the family of Mr and Mrs Oromoni. Sylvester Oromoni Junior is the last child of his parents.
Sylvester Oromoni Siblings, Sisters, Brothers:
Sylvester Oromoni Jnr has other siblings and her elder sister, named Amira Oghenetejiri Oromoni.
Educational Background (School):
Sylvester Oromoni attended Dowen College in Lekki, where he was bullied before his death.
Sylvester Oromoni Nephew:
Sylvester Oromoni’s nephew, Perry Oromoni had taken to Twitter to share his account of what transpired at the school located in Lekki, Lagos. He said the deceased was attacked for vehemently declining to join what he termed the secondary school’s “cult group” dominated by older boys.
Sylvester Oromoni Father Breaks Silence:
Contrary to Dowen College’s claim that Sylvester Oromoni died from football sustained injuries, the father of the late 12-year- has spoken out and alleged that his son’s assailants beat him up for refusing to join their cult.
Oromoni, however, told TheCable that the school’s story about the incident was false. He said the bullies had asked his son to describe his sister’s privates.
“They put fear in him so much so that, when you ask him, he might keep to himself and say, ‘they will kill me’. This way, we didn’t know what to do,” he said.
Oromoni said his late son would have turned 13 on December 4, adding that he would still bake a cake in honour of Junior.
Oromoni’s family said Dowen had temporarily suspended the boys involved after the family’s eldest son took it up. He said Junior was also switched to a new hostel but the bullying and intimidation persisted into the new term.
The father added it was on November 29 when he was away for a government function that Junior “opened up” after he was flown to Warri, Delta State for treatment.
“Junior said, ‘mummy, I didn’t play ball; I didn’t fall.’ He jumped off his hostel bed. They kicked him, matched his waist. Other students ran off. They threatened to kill them all if they spoke a word to the school staff. They warned Junior to say he sustained injuries while playing ball. They threatened him. If you ask the roommate, they’d all lie. They matched his ribs and waist. All that pain for a 12-year-old,” he said.
Oromoni added that his son suffered liver enlargement due to congealed blood. He also questioned the school’s decision to allow the boys involved to be withdrawn by their parents without the knowledge of the police.
It was gathered that the family petitioned the Lagos commissioner of police Hakeem Odumosu on December 2 and is planning to also write the inspector-general of police (IGP) on December 6 for a full-scale probe.
An autopsy is being awaited to know the cause of Junior’s death.
Sylvester Oromoni Cause of Death Story
They told the management that on 21st November that Junior was injured while playing football with his colleagues, has been stated the school that Junior was provided with first aid by a resident nurse and he returned to his hostel after he expressed relief but he started complaining about the pain in his hip the next day and he again attended by the resident doctor at the school’s sickbay.
The school said the doctor later called the student’s mother to inform her of the situation and also asked her to pick him up for further medical treatment, has been explained by the school after the initial day, the mother of the student sent a guardian to pick him up and subsequently took him for the x-ray.
According to Warri pathologists Who carried out the test after his death, it a yet to be identify black liquid sustancs which he was given to drink during the cult initiation process.
Sylvester Oromoni was in a bad health state or condition before his death, he suffered a broken and bend waist and couldn’t walk.
The 5 students involved in Killing of Sylvester have been flown abroad for a hide, this comes after his death news surfaces the internet and before gus death, he mentioned 5 names but yet to be released.
Nigerian police sealed off Dowen College as the school finally reacts to the sudden death of their students Sylvester, who was allegedly beaten to death by his school mates.
What Dewon College Said on Sylvester Omoroni’s Death:
The administration of the school has responded with a lengthy statement. The statement has gone viral on social media on December 3rd and it has gotten Nigerians more infuriated at how heartless the school can be per their response to the issue at hand.
Press Statement on Oromoni Sylvester:
The attention of the management of Dowen College has been drawn to a viral post on the sad demise of one of our precious children, Sylvester Oromoni.
On 21st’ day of November 2021, one of the Hostel Parents reported to management that Sylvester was injured while playing football.
The resident registered nurse immediately administered first aid on him, and after he expressed relief, was re-leased to return to his hostel room.
Sylvester was in class on Monday 22nd day of November 2021, but during school hours one of his friends accompanied him to the Sick Bay where he complained of some pain in his hip. The doctor examined him and prescribed Ibrofen for the pain, while the nurse massaged his leg, after which Sylvester said he felt a bit better.
In accordance with school policy, the resident doctor called Mrs. Oromoni report-ing the incident and requesting that she come for him so that he could get further medical attention. The mother however said she was not in Lagos, spoke with Sylvester and prayed with him on the phone and promised to send the guardian to pick him up immediately for further medical attention.
When the guardian failed to show up, the next day on the 23rdof November 2021, the doctor called the mother again and this time, she assured that his guardian would pick him from school. Sylvester’s guardian showed up and took him for X-ray after which the guardian informed the school management that the results of the investigation revealed that no part of his body was broken or injured. The resident doctor also called the mother later in the week to check up on Sylvester’s progress, but she informed the doctor that Sylvester was sleeping at the time.
The Principal also spoke with Mrs. Oromoni on the phone to enquire about his progress, and she reported that he was having a massage and gave the phone to Sylvester to speak with the Principal.
As a result, it came as no small shock to us to read wild social media tales that Sylvester was beaten by some students and that he specifically mentioned some names. We immediately commenced investigations and invited the students mentioned for interview. Sylvester’s guardian was also present during some of the investigations.
It was revealed that nothing of such happened.
The whole incident was strange and unbelievable because:
1. The school has effective anti-bullying policies and consequences are well spelt out to all the students.
2. The preliminary investigation showed that there was no fighting, bullying or any form of attack on the boy.
3. There were no reports by Sylvester himself, his sister who is also a student or any other students, prefects, house parents, medical staff or any of the management staff about any fighting or bullying incident.
4. The school has two regular nurses and a qualified medical doctor that promptly attend to students’ medical needs.
5. The resident doctor followed the laid-down procedure by inviting Mrs. Oromoni to take Sylvester home for further treatment after initial treatment by the school’s medical staff.
The school has a very cordial relationship with the Oromoni family as Sylvester is the fifth child of the family Dowen College has the privilege to train, including his elder sister who is currently a student at the school.
Furthermore, we state categorically Dowen College is built on core values of godliness and excellence and will not tolerate any acts of cultism, which is why there is nothing like that and there has never been such deviant activities going on, as this is a faith-based school and effective policies are in place to prevent such occurrence.
Lagos state government Orders inTdefinite Closure of Dowen College:
The Dowen College School has been directed by the Lagos State Government to close down with immediate effect.
They said this must be done pending the outcome of their private investigations. The government officials have even visited the school premises.
Commissioner for Education Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo announced the closure after a meeting with the School Management and Staff.
The Commissioner called for calm, saying no effort will be spared in getting to the root of the incident.
Dowen College: Governor Sanwo-Olu Reacts To Sylvester Oromoni’s Death, Commiserates With Oromoni’s Family:
Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reacted to the death of Sylvester Oromoni, a class two student of Dowen College Lagos that was allegedly bullied to death by fellow students, IgbereTV reports.
In a statement shared on his Instagram handle, the governor extended his condolence to the Oromoni family over the unfortunate incident. He mentioned that he has ordered an investigation into the matter.
Read his statement below.
”I commiserate deeply with the family of late Sylvester (Jnr) Oromoni, the 12-year old pupil of Dowen College, Lagos.
As a parent, I share the grief Sylvester’s demise has brought upon his parents and the entire household. The incident is not only sad, but disturbing and heartbreaking.
Consequently, I have ordered a comprehensive investigation into the matter. But while that is going on, I would like to give Sylvester’s parents and entire citizenry of Lagos, the assurance of my full support at this trying time.
I share their pains and sense of loss. Indeed, words are inadequate to describe my feelings, but I pray that God Almighty will soothe their pains, and grant Sylvester Jnr eternal rest. Amen.”