The Management of Dowen College in Lagos has rebutted the news making rounds that a 12-year-old student of the school, Sylvester Oromoni Junior, was beaten to death by his fellow schoolmates who wanted to force him into cultism.
It would be recalled that a middle-aged man, simply identified as Perrie, lamented via his Twitter handle @Perrisonoromoni the death of his cousin, a 12-year-old boy who was allegedly beaten to death at Dowen College, Lagos State.
When Tribune Online contacted the school on Thursday morning, the management explained that one of the Hostel Parents reported to management that the boy was injured while playing football and consequently the resident registered nurse immediately administered first aid on him and was released to return to his hostel room thereafter expressing relief.
They recalled that the boy was in class on Monday 22nd day of November 2021, but accompanied by one of his friends to the Sick Bay where he complained of some pain in his hip and felt better after the doctor administered ibuprofen based on his examination.
The management expressed shock at the news because the boy’s guardian took him for an X-ray after which he informed the school management that the results of the investigation revealed that no part of his body was broken nor injured.
They noted that the school has effective anti-bullying policies, preliminary investigation showed that there was no fighting, bullying or any form of attack on the boy, no such reports were made, by the boy, his sister who is also a student or any other students, prefects, house parents, medical staff or any of the management staff.
While stating that the school has a very cordial relationship with the family as he is the fifth child of the family Dowen College has the privilege to train, The management expressed grief towards the death of the young man that was a dearly beloved student of the school.