NBM flays death of Dowen College pupil as parents honour Oromoni
Neo-Black Movement (NBM )of Africa yesterday, expressed dismay over the circumstances surrounding the death of 12-year-old, Sylvester Oromoni, a boarder at Dowen College, Lagos.
The Pan-African organisation in a statement by its spokesperson, Mr. Oluwatosin Dixon, said: “It is saddening to again record the loss of yet another promising talent to a society devoid of justice and freedom. As a movement, we are constantly striving towards creating an environment where people are made to face the consequences of their actions.
“By holding people accountable, we shall see a world filled with human beings who constantly work for the good of all.”
MEANWHILE, the parents’ forum of Dowen College, yesterday, held candlelight procession in honour of the late student at the school compound, 18, Adebayo Doherty Road, Lekki, Lagos
A statement, signed on behalf of the parents’ forum by Aituaz Kola-Oladejo, Waheed Adeoye, Oluwaseun Bolanle Ajila, and Kingsley Kema Agu, read: “The lighting of candles is to pay tribute to a life ‘passed’ and keeping the light burning, signifying that the memory still lives on and burns bright. ”
“The candlelight no doubt shall promote reflection and signify remembrance of a life cut short in his infancy.
“Our hearts go out to the family of the deceased and pray that God gives them the strength to bear the irreparable loss.
“As parents of Dowen college students, we are still in shock and could not come to terms with this incident and the accounts so far provided by the school, students, and the media.
“We are, however, temporarily relieved by the swiftness with which the authority intervened and commenced investigation towards unraveling the cause of Sylvester Oromoni’s death.”