President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the heinous murder of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, a Dowen College student in Lagos, and stated that those responsible must not go unpunished.
President Buhari, who characterized Sylvester as one of the country’s brilliant young pupils who excel in school and brings joy to his family, expressed confidence that the tragic tragedy will serve as a catalyst for a long-term solution to cultism and bullying in schools.
The President expressed his condolences to the late Ijaw pupil’s family and the Lagos State Government in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
The statement read, “For several days now, the nation has been gripped by the news of the tragic incident at Dowen College, in Lagos with morbid details constantly emerging of how our young son, Sylvester Oromoni (Junior) met his death.
“President Muhammadu Buhari condemns the killing of Sylvester, one of our bright youngsters doing excellently in school, bringing joy to the family and if this incident is truly arising from bullying or cultism, the President assures that it must act as a trigger leading to a permanent solution to this recurring problem.
“I share the anger and grief up and down the country following this incident. On behalf of my family and I, and the government of the federation, I convey our heartfelt condolences to the Oromoni family, the government and people of Lagos State and give the firm assurance that this incident will be thoroughly investigated and the appropriate punishment meted out to all those who are culpable.”
The President urged the police to continue their investigation until they get to the bottom of the situation so that the law can take its course and justice can be served, regardless of who is involved.