The Lagos State Government has today ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College located at Lekki Pase One part of the state following an ongoing investigation into the death of a student of the school, Sylvester Oromoni.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, Ganiu Lawal.
In the statement, “The Lagos State Government has ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki, pending the outcome of an investigation into the death of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, a student of the school.
“Commissioner for Education Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo announced the closure after a meeting with the School Management and Staff.
“The Commissioner called for calm, saying no effort will be spared in getting to the root of the incident.”
Reports had emerged alleging that young Sylvester was been bullied and beaten by fellow students of the school for his refusal to join a cult according to a Twitter user with the handle @perrisonoromoni, who claimed to be the boy’s cousin.
However, in a statement on Wednesday, the school denied all allegations stating that Oromoni was neither bullied nor beaten but only sustained a hip injury after playing football.