Dowen College shut over death of 12-yr-old Sylvester


…2 suspects in Sylvester’s death flown abroad by parents

Following the controversial circumstance surrounding the death of Sylvester Oromoni a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, the school has announced that it will be temporarily shutting down.

In a newsletter sent through email to parents and guardians by the school’s management, the school stated that it will be closed for two days, following the death of one of their students, Sylvester.


The letter read:

Dear Parents, in view of the current situation concerning the school and considering the emotions of our students, we have advised that our students stay home tomorrow (today) Friday 3rd and Monday 6th. “This will also afford the students opportunity to revise for their forthcoming examinations starting next week.

“Thank you for your understanding.”

Meanwhile, Vanguard learned that that two of the students, whose names were mentioned by Sylvester before his death, have flown out of the country by their parents.


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