Sylvester Oromoni Snr, the father of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, a JSS2 student at Dowen College in Lekki, Lagos, has sworn not to bury his son unless justice is done.
This comes just hours after the deceased’s family celebrated his 12th birthday posthumously on Saturday, cutting a cake in the shape of an aeroplane and pilot uniform in honour of his goal.
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 school, on the other hand, refuted the claim, claiming that the youngster had complained of leg and hip pain as a result of a football injury.
In a conversation with the press, Sylvester Snr stated that his son would not be buried until justice was delivered, regardless of how long it took.
He said, “How can he be buried? I cannot bury him until I get justice until I get to the end of the matter. Even if it takes two or three years, we would be going on. I pray God keep us alive.”
Around 100 people attended the posthumous birthday celebration, which included two cakes and a giant photo frame of the late Sylvester in various poses, according to the father.
The father said, “For his birthday today (Saturday), we cut the cakes, displayed his pictures and prayed for his soul to rest in peace. We also went for a church programme after cutting the birthday cakes.
“His sister based in the United State of America asked one of her friends to bake a pilot-themed cake for his birthday because he had always wanted to be a pilot.”