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Dowen College: Late Pupil’s Father Vows To Delay Burial Till Family Gets Justice

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According to a report by The PUNCH, Sylvester Oromoni Snr, the father of a Junior Secondary School two pupil of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, has vowed not to bury his son until justice is served.

This is just as the family marked the deceased’s 12th birthday posthumously on Saturday during which a cake designed as airplane and pilot uniform was cut in memory of his ambition.

The news of Sylvester Jnr’s 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 in his hostel room for refusing to join a cult.

But the school denied the claim, stating that the boy complained of pain in his legs and hip following an injury he sustained while playing football.

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The Lagos State Government had shut down the school indefinitely to ensure thorough investigation.

Sylvester Snr, in an interview with one of our correspondents on Saturday, said his son would not be buried until justice was served – no matter how long it takes.

He said, “How can he be buried? I cannot bury him until I get justice, until I get to the end of the matter. Even if it takes two or three years, we would be going on. I pray God keep us alive.”

According to the father, about 100 people were present at the posthumous birthday celebration marked with two cakes and a large picture frame of the late Sylvester in various poses.

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The father said, “For his birthday today (Saturday), we cut the cakes, displayed his pictures and prayed for his soul to rest in peace. We also went for a church programme after cutting the birthday cakes.

“His sister based in the United State of America asked one of her friends to bake a pilot-themed cake for his birthday because he had always wanted to be a pilot.”

Sylvester Snr however said he would miss his son’s rapport, smiles, love, presence and company.

He said, “Anytime he comes on holiday and I am at home, he is always all over me. We eat together, he asks questions a lot; he is very inquisitive. He can operate his laptop very well and I don’t know how to do that so he guides me on how to do it.”

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Also celebrating the posthumous birthday on her Instagram page, a Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh, said she would “drop flowers and gifts” at the school’s gate.

She also posted a video of a man dropping a bouquet of flowers and a Teddy bear at the school’s gate and a card with the words, “Happy birthday Captain Sylvester. Rest in Peace Champ! You are celebrated. King Tonto.”

Meanwhile, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has backed the indefinite closure of the school.

Okowa, in a Facebook post on Saturday morning, expressed sadness over the incident and condoled with the family of the deceased.

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Okowa wrote, “Last night, I spoke to Mr. Sylvester Oromoni, the father of the late Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, the Dowen College student who unfortunately died under very controversial and unclear circumstances.

“During the call, I expressed my agreement with the decision of the Lagos State Government to launch an investigation into the death of Sylvester, a native of Warri South LGA in Delta State.

“As a government that places priority on the lives of our citizens within and outside the state, we are determined to pursue this case to the end. The matter must be investigated, perpetrators apprehended, punished to serve as a very strong deterrence against future occurrences.”

Similarly, Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, in a statement on Saturday by his media aide, Yomi Odunuga, commended the Lagos State Government for shutting down the school, expressing shock and sadness over the death of Sylvester Jnr.

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He said, “The closure of the school will help children, who are back home, to share their experiences with their parents and guardians. They are in the safety of their homes where they fear no immediate reprisals of the revelations.

“The incident is one too many as it reminds us of how children in schools are subjected to dehumanising treatments, with some losing their lives in the process. My profound condolences to the Oromoni family and it is my prayer that God will give the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”

Meanwhile, the Ijaw Youth Council has demanded justice for the late pupil.

The IYC, in a statement on Saturday by its national spokesman, Ebilade Ekerefe, also called on the Lagos State Government to suspend the operating licence of the college to serve as a deterrent to other schools.

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Ekerefe further demanded the arrest of the principal of the college, pupils mentioned and staff members involved in the alleged attempt to change the narrative that led to the boy’s death.

He said, “They have shown evidence of a deliberate attempt to conceal murder. The fake story about the hip injury from a game of football shows in clear language that they are complicit in the crime.

“We also demand from the Lagos State Government and the Ministry of Education that the operating licence of the school be suspended to send a clear signal to careless institutions that place emphasis on their businesses to the utter exclusion of the lives of the future leaders in their care.”

Ekerefe urged the police and other security agencies to be professional and not to compromise the investigation.

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Also, the National Association of Delta Ijaw Students has issued a two-week ultimatum to the Lagos State Government and Dowen College to bring the alleged killers of Sylvester Oromoni to book.

This was contained in a statement on Saturday jointly signed by NADIS President and Secretary, Ayigo Festus and Brisibe Godgift respectively.

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Drama As Female Preacher Aggressively Confronts Young Girls Over Indecent Dressing In A Market (Video)

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A dramatic incident has played out between a female preacher and some girls she accused of dressing indecently.

The preacher identified as Sister Kate in a video shared online could be seen aggressively confronting the girls because of how they dressed.

Sister Kate could be seen yelling at the top of her voice quizzing the girls on their reasons for dressing ‘naked’ market.

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The evangelist who did not give the ladies a breathing air enquired to know if they were believers and if their faith supports such an outfit.

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Olori Kafayat Adeyemi Dies In The US, 2months After Alaafin’s Death

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One of the wife’s of the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has joined her ancestors.

The Oyo palace was thrown into mourning following the announcement of Olori Kafayat Adeyemi.

The queen was said to have died on Friday, July 1st, in the United States, barely two months after her husband, the Alaafin died in April.

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Though details of her death is still sketchy as of the time of this report, sources confirm that she died on Friday night.

The Director of Media and Publicity at the Alaafin’s Palace, Mr. Bode Durojaye, confirmed the incident on Saturday morning. He said:

”She died in the United States of America. I will give you the details later.”

Olori Kafayat Adeyemi was the fourth wife of the late Oba Adeyemi III. She was the mother of Prince Adebayo Adeyemi (D’Gov), who is the chairman of the Oyo State Local Government Pensions Board.

Before her demise, she was known as Iya Aguo or Iya Ibeji in Oyo Kingdom.

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Recall, the monarch, Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi was announced dead on April 23rd, 2022.

According to the Premium Times, Alaafin Adeyemi, the third from the Alowodu Ruling House, died in the late hours of Friday, April 23rd at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.

The remains of the top Yoruba traditional ruler were brought to Oyo in the early hours of Saturday, April 24 and traditional rites began.

He was 83 years old and the longest reigning Alaafin ever, having ruled for 52 years.

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Nigerian Couple Welcome Twins After 14 Years Of Waiting

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A Nigerian couple identified as Samuel and Joy Olorunfemi have been blessed with a set of twins, a boy and girl, in June, 2022, after waiting 14 years for the fruit of the womb.

Joy’s brother, Ohimai Abraham took to his social media page to share the good news and also share photos of the proud parents.

He captioned the post;

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“IT’S LIKE A DREAM. Where do I even start from? “This woman you see here is my immediate elder sister. She was married and trusting God for the fruit of the womb since 2008.”

It has been 14 solid years of trials, temptations, mockery, disappointment, weeping, crying and dispair.

Men thought they had the final say throughout these 14 years. But Yahweh who rememberd Sarah has proven to men that Him and Him alone have the final say. He proved Himself in our lives by settling my darling sister with a balanced set of twins (a boy and a girl).

Since the news of her delivery got to me since Sunday last week I have been so overjoyed that i couldn’t even think of what to write and post. Now, I fully understand the meaning of Psalm 126:1-3:

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“When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them. The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.”

Indeed, what God can not do does not and can not exist. I beg make una join shout two solid Hallelujah to Jesus Christ our Lord.

Double Congratulations to my personal people Mr & Mrs Joy Olorunfemi Samuel Olorunfemi aka Papa & Mama Twins.

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Chinese Father Breaks Down In Tears After Son He Tutored Daily For 1 Year Scored 6/100 On A Math Exam

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A Chinese father was reduced to tears after the son he tutored daily for one year scored 6 out of 100 on a math exam.

The father who resides in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, received his son’s exam result on Thursday, June 23, and was filled with disappointment after seeing his math score.

A video trending in the Chinese cyberspace shows the father weeping uncontrollably upon seeing that his son scored only six points out of 100 in Math.

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He could be seen crying in a bedroom and wiping his tears while his wife could be heard laughing in the background.

“I don’t care anymore, my efforts are wasted, let him struggle by himself!” the father was quoted as saying.

According to the child’s mother, her husband taught their son math for hours every single day for the past one year and his result really broke his heart.

She said he was mainly disappointed because their son has been failing consistently in school and has been scoring between 40-50 points in previous examinations.

In other news, a heartbreaking video circulating online shows the moment a businesswoman broke down in tears after opening a bale she bought and discovered that it was filled with rags.

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In the video, the distraught woman who sells second-hand clothes also known as Okrika, could be seen crying uncontrollably as she checked the clothes in the bale.

According to her, she borrowed the money used in buying the bale and now she’s left with nothing because she can’t sell the rags.

She is heard saying, “God wetin I go do? I no get husband, children dey for school, God where are you”.

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