Listen to article
The Lagos State Government has ordered the immediate closure of Dowen College, located in the Lekki area of the state, indefinitely.
Africa Today News, New York reports that this decision is pending the outcome of an investigation into the death of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, a student of the school.
The announcement was contained in a statement signed on Friday by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, Ganiu Lawal.
The statement added that the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo announced the closure of the school after a meeting with the School Management and Staff.
The Commissioner also called for calm, saying no effort will be spared in getting to the root of the incident.
Africa Today News, New York gathered that a relation of the deceased, Perrison Oromoni on Wednesday in a series of tweets using the handle @Perrisonoromoni demanded justice for Sylvester. The relative said Sylvester was assaulted by some cult groups, who he mentioned their names before his death.
The relative revealed that the 12-year-old passed away on Tuesday after a series of tests and X-rays indicated that he sustained internal injuries from a severe beating.
However, Dowen College in a press release that also went viral on social media expressed surprise at the allegation.
The school claimed his injuries were sustained while playing football.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK