The Ijaw Youth Council demands justice for the death of a 12-year old Ijaw student, Sylvester Oromoni Jr who was a student of Dowen College, Lekki, prior to his untimely death.
Following a social media post by his cousin, Perry Oromoni, alleging that some senior students at the college beat him up in his hostel room for refusing to join a cult, news of Sylvester Jnr’s murder went viral on Wednesday.
The IYC also urged the Lagos State Government to suspend the college’s operating license as a deterrence to other institutions in a statement released on Saturday by its national spokesman, Ebilade Ekerefe.
Ekerefe also demanded the arrest of the college’s principal, as well as the students and staff members who were allegedly involved in the purported attempt to falsify the story surrounding the boy’s death.
He said, “They have shown evidence of a deliberate attempt to conceal murder. The fake story about the hip injury from a game of football shows in clear language that they are complicit in the crime.
“We also demand from the Lagos State Government and the Ministry of Education that the operating licence of the school be suspended to send a clear signal to careless institutions that place emphasis on their businesses to the utter exclusion of the lives of the future leaders in their care.”
Meanwhile, the National Association of Delta Ijaw Students has also given the Lagos State Government and Dowen College a two-week deadline to apprehend the accused murders of Sylvester Oromoni.
This was stated in a statement signed jointly by NADIS President Ayigo Festus and Secretary Brisibe Godgift on Saturday.