The House of Representatives members have urged the Inspector General of Police to take over the investigation into the death of Dowen College Student, Sylvester Oromoni and place the suspects on the no-fly list.
During plenary on Tuesday, the lawmakers of the green chamber emphasized the need for the Inspector General of Police to immediately commission and take over the investigation, prosecution, and punishment of the perpetrators of the atrocious crime.
In a motion of urgent public importance by Representative Unyime Idem, the House condemned in strong terms the recent incidences of inhuman treatment and abuses happening in the boarding schools across the country.
The lawmakers demanded that the five students alleged to be involved in the crime should be placed on the no-fly list to prevent them from leaving the country.
They called for the proper regulation of boarding schools in the country
The House also noted that another incidence leading to the death of 14-year-old Karen-Happuch Akpagher of Premier Academy, Lugbe, Abuja on the 22nd day of June 2021, who died from sexual assault, is disturbing and the matter needs to be properly handled by the police.
The House mandated its Committees on Education, Youth Development, and Women Affairs and Social Development to follow up with the investigation.
They also observed a minute of silence with respect to the children.
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Few days ago, a cousin of late Sylvester Oromoni, Perrie, had taken to the social media to lament Sylvester’s death.
According to him, the deceased mentioned some fellow students who beat him up because of his refusal to join a cult group.
However, the school later came up with a press release denying that such happened in the school.
In its statement, the school management said the boy only sustained injuries while playing football with his colleagues and was promptly treated before being handed over to his family.
But the deceased father, who bears the same name as him, stated that contrary to what Dowen College had said in the statement, the family friend who they sent to pick up Oromoni Jnr. from the school described a totally different situation.
The bereaved father stated that his son was bullied and beaten to stupor as he said, “The next day, we sent a family friend to help pick up our son since he was the only person in Lagos and take him to the hospital. When he got there, he panicked, pointing out that he doubts it’s a football injury as the school claimed.”
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