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Despite Our Grief, We’ll Celebrate Sylvester’s 12th Birthday Today – Father Of Late Dowen College Pupil

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But for his untimely and gruesome death earlier in the week, the household of the Oromonis was supposed to buzz with excitement as Sylvester Oromoni (Jnr), a Junior Secondary School two pupil at Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, would have clocked at 12 today.

His painful exit on Tuesday notwithstanding, the family would still mark his birthday posthumously.

“We will celebrate his birthday on the 4th of December (today). Please, tell Nigerians to join us,” Sylvester junior’s bereaved father, Sylvester Oromoni, told City Round on Thursday; his voice steeped in grief.

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This is just as the Lagos State Government shut down the school on Friday till further notice to allow the police carry out thorough investigations on the circumstances surrounding the teenager’s demise.

The news of his death went viral on Wednesday following a social media post by his cousin, Perry Oromoni, who alleged that some senior pupils of the college beat him up for refusing to join a cult.

Speaking to one of Punch correspondents on Thursday, Sylvester Snr said his late son had complained of being bullied by one of the senior pupils about three months earlier.

He added that he had sent his elder son to notify the school authorities of the issue and was given the assurance that it would be resolved.

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The father said, “Two Sundays ago, we got a call that the boy was hospitalised and had injuries in the legs while playing football with his mates.

I sent his guardian to go and pick him up but when he got there he said my son complained of pains all over his body, including his stomach. He kept on complaining but didn’t talk when asked what happened. We saw the fear in him but he refused to talk.”

The father also said that the guardian – his eldest son – who picked up Sylvester Jnr called to inform him that his condition was critical.

He said, “Last week, I went to Lagos to bring him to Warri (Delta State). I flew from Asaba to Lagos. Since this thing happened till he died on Tuesday, he could not sleep throughout the night. He would be complaining of pains in his chest and legs. We did a test and tried to massage his legs. There was no dislocation or fracture; it was his ankle, waist, stomach and thighs that were swollen and his mouth was peeling.

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“On Monday, he told us that some senior pupils entered the hostel; five of them – four in SS2 and one in SS1. He said he was on his bed and they entered the hostel and flogged him with a belt. He said he fell from the bed and they kicked him and trampled on his body. I asked why he didn’t tell us all this while but he said he was scared because the seniors had threatened to kill his roommates if any of them revealed what happened. He said the boys told him to lie that he fell while playing with other pupils.”

Sylvester added that following a scan run on the boy, a doctor said he suffered “liver enlargement and that congealed blood had gathered by the side of the liver.”

Some video clips obtained by City Round showed Sylvester Jnr writhing in pain, moaning to every move and touch to his legs and back.

His ankles were swollen while his dried lips were caked with blood. He could barely walk as he was helped to the laboratory and the convenience.

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But while commiserating with the deceased’s family, the school in a statement signed by the principal on Wednesday denied that Sylvester Jnr was tortured.

It claimed that on November 21, one of the hostel parents reported to the management that the boy was injured while playing football and a resident nurse immediately administered first aid on him after which he returned to his hostel room.

The statement read in part, “He was in class on Monday, 22nd day of November 2021, but during (the) school hours, one of his friends accompanied him to the sickbay where he complained of some pain in his hip. The doctor examined him and prescribed ibuprofen for the pain, while the nurse massaged his leg, after which he felt a bit better.

“In accordance with the school policy, the resident doctor called his mother reporting the incident and requesting that she come for him so that he could get further medical attention. The mother however said she was not in Lagos, spoke and prayed with him on the phone and promised to send the guardian to pick him up immediately for further medical attention.”

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The statement further said that the doctor called Sylvester’s mother again the next day when the guardian failed to show up, adding that the guardian eventually showed up and took him for X-ray, which revealed that no part of his body was broken or injured.

It added, “The resident doctor also called the mother later in the week to check up on his progress but she informed the doctor that he was sleeping at the time. The principal also spoke with the mother on the phone to enquire about his progress and she reported that he was having a massage and gave the phone to him to speak with the principal.

“As a result, it came as no small shock to us to read social media tales that he was beaten by some students and that he specifically mentioned some names. We immediately commenced investigations and invited the students allegedly mentioned for an interview. His guardian was also present during the interviews, which revealed that nothing of such happened.

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“I Am Extremely Proud Of You” – MC Oluomo Congratulates Son On Bagging First Degree

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Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, the Chairman of Lagos State Parks and Garages Management, has expressed his utmost pride for his son following his graduation from ESGT University, Dream Campus, Benin Republic.

MC Oluomo took to his Instagram page to congratulate his son for bagging his first degree while also reaffirming how proud of him he is.

It was gathered that the son bagged his first degree in International Relations from the university in Benin Republic.

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“Congratulations on your graduation, as you bagged your first degree in International Relations, faculty of social sciences at ESGT UNIVERSITY, DREAM CAMPUS, BENIN REPUBLIC.

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“I am extremely proud of you, the fruit of your years of toiling is plain for all to see. Your life is a huge inspiration to everyone around you, including us, your parents. So much has been committed into your education but none of them is as important as seeing you excited to walk up the podium of success.

“May your every wish and desire come true. Today, we are so grateful and proud of all the best things you did. I Love you and I pray to God to give you the ability to do more great things in life.”

Several people have gone on the post to congratulate MC Oluomo and his son for this new feather added to his cap.

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“Banana Island Straight! I Dey Go Buy House” – Lady Declares As She Flaunts Cash Saved In Piggy Bank (Video)

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A lady has broken her piggy bank after some months of saving patiently in it.

The lady took to social media to share a clip showing the moment she broke her saving box.

In the viral video, the lady, after saving diligently, broke open the box to see the proceeds of her months of assiduous savings and repeated denial of the impulse to break it at some point.

When she opened the box, it was filled with many 1000 naira notes which were counted out to be about 700,000 naira.

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The lady then jokingly declared that she would be heading straight for Banana Island to get herself a house there.

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