JUST IN: Lagos govt closes down Dowen College indefinitely over death of student

Less than two hours after its earlier promise to unravel circustances leading to the death of a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki, Sylvester Oromini, the Lagos State government has ordered the indefinite closure of the school pending the outcome of the investigation into the death of the boy.

Oromoni was said to have died as a result of internal wounds allegedly sustained through beating by his fellow schoolmates who wanted to coerce him into joining cultism, an allegation which the school had denied.

A video showing the said boy with injured mouth and swollen legs and stomach and writhing in pains has also gone viral with the exact cause(s) of his demise still unknown at the time of filing this report.

However, the state government announced the closure of the school in a statement by the Head of Public Affairs unit of the Ministry of Education, Mr Ganiu Lawal, on Friday.

This statement would be the second one to be issued by the state government on the matter in an interval of two hours.

According to the statement, Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, announced the closure after a meeting with the school management and staff.

It further read in part: “The commissioner called for calm, saying no effort will be spared in getting to the root of the incident.”

YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THESE HEADLINES FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

We Have Not Had Water Supply In Months ― Abeokuta Residents

In spite of the huge investment in the water sector by the government and international organisations, water scarcity has grown to become a perennial nightmare for residents of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. This report x-rays the lives and experiences of residents in getting clean, potable and affordable water amidst the surge of COVID-19 cases in the state…Lagos govt closes down  Lagos govt closes down

Selfies, video calls and Chinese documentaries: The things you’ll meet onboard Lagos-Ibadan train

The Lagos-Ibadan railway was inaugurated recently for a full paid operation by the Nigerian Railway Corporation after about a year of free test-run. Our reporter joined the train to and fro Lagos from Ibadan and tells his experience in this report…Lagos govt closes down  Lagos govt closes down

You might also like
Comments

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More