The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that the death of Sylvester Oromoni is ‘disturbing and heartbreaking.’
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the Governor promised to fully support the investigation into the death of the 12-year-old who was allegedly beaten and given a harmful substance to drink by some students who were reportedly trying to force him to join a cult.
Sanwo-Olu also commiserated with the family of the student.
He wrote, “I commiserate deeply with the family of late Sylvester (Jnr) Oromoni, the 12-year old pupil of Dowen College, Lagos.
“As a parent, I share the grief Sylvester’s demise has brought upon his parents and the entire household. The incident is not only sad but disturbing and heartbreaking.
“Consequently, I have ordered a comprehensive investigation into the matter. But while that is going on, I would like to give Sylvester’s parents and the entire citizenry of Lagos, the assurance of my full support at this trying time.
“I share their pains and sense of loss. Indeed, words are inadequate to describe my feelings, but I pray that God Almighty will soothe their pains and grant Sylvester Jnr eternal rest.”
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