The Neo-Black Movement (NBM) of Africa expressed outrage over the circumstances surrounding the death of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni, a boarder at Dowen College in 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, some Dowen College parents gathered in front of the school to stage a candlelight parade for the late Sylvester Oromoni, a student who died on November 30.
At 6.30 p.m., women in black T-shirts began the candle march. Among the inscriptions on their shirts were ‘Dowen Parents Mourn’ and ‘Love for Sylvester.’
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 unravelling the cause of Sylvester Oromoni’s death.”