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BREAKING: Lagos State Government shuts down Dowen College indefinitely over death of 12-year-old student who was allegedly beaten to death for refusing to join cult

The Lagos State Government has indefinitely shut down Dowen College over the death of a 12-year-old student who was reportedly beaten to death by his seniors for refusing to join cult.

Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo announced the closure after a meeting with the management and staff of the school on Friday. 

Following the death of 12-year-old Sylvester, the management of the school had earlier ordered that academic activities be put on hold for two days — Friday 3rd and Monday 6th of December. 

This was disclosed in an email the school management sent to parents on Friday morning. 

Though the school did not make a direct reference to Sylvester's death, it said the stay-at-home was necessitated by the current happenings and the emotional disposition of its pupils.

The school also said it would allow the pupils to revise for their forthcoming examinations.

The email reads, “Dear Parents,

“In view of the current situation concerning the school and considering the emotions of our students, we have advised that our students stay home tomorrow Friday 3rd and Monday 6th.

“This will also afford the students opportunity to revise for their forthcoming examinations starting next week.

“Thank you for your understanding.”

On Wednesday, a social media user, @perrisoromoni, who is also a relation to the deceased, lamented the death of his cousin who was allegedly beaten to death at Dowen College, Lagos.

The young man who took to his Twitter handle alleged that the deceased was beaten to death after he refused to succumb to pressure by fellow pupils to join a cult.

According to him, the deceased mentioned the names of five persons responsible for the pain before he finally gave up the ghost on Tuesday.

On Friday, Sylvester Oromoni, father of the deceased 12-year-old pupil said the pupils who bullied his child, were once suspended temporarily by the school after they asked the boy to describe his sister's private parts.  

The death of Sylvester has now raised concerns as Nigerians both big and small are clamouring for Justice for late Sylvester.

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