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Buhari Sad, Mad at Sylvester Oromoni’s Murder; Says Culprits Would Be Brought to Justice

President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, reacted to the killing of Sylvester Oromoni, a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, allegedly by some fellow students who reportedly beat him to stupor for reportedly refusing their invitation to join a cult group.

In fact, the President promised that all those found culpable would be brought to justice.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement he issued Wednesday.

Below is the full text of the statement by the Presidency:


For several days now, the nation has been gripped by the news of the tragic incident at Dowen College, in Lagos with morbid details constantly emerging of how our young son, Sylvester Oromoni (Junior) met his death.

President Muhammadu Buhari condemns the killing of Sylvester, one of our bright youngsters doing excellently in school, bringing joy to the family and if this incident is truly arising from bullying or cultism, the President assures that it must act as a trigger leading to a permanent solution to this recurring problem.

“I share the anger and grief up and down the country following this incident. On behalf of my family and I, and the government of the federation, I convey our heartfelt condolences to the Oromoni family, the government and people of Lagos State and give the firm assurance that this incident will be thoroughly investigated and the appropriate punishment meted out to all those who are culpable.”

The President urges the Police to continue the ongoing investigation until they get to the root of the matter in order for the law to take its course, assuring that justice will be done, no matter who is involved.


Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to the President


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