Dowen College: Sylvester was beaten by bullies, sister tells court
Amanda, the immediate elder sister of Sylvester Oromoni told the Coroner’s Inquest Court of Lagos State that the deceased was beaten by bullies at Dowen College, Lekki.
In her witness statement before the court, Amanda said in October 2021, a student of Dowen College, one Favour Benjamin, approached her and informed her that Sylvester told him and others in their room that he had seen her nakedness.
“As a result of this statement, I became angry and started yelling at my late brother and I broke down and started crying.
“My brother said he had to say so, so that they could stop beating, bullying and flogging him.”
The ex-student of Dowen College said she and her sister Anita subsequently requested a change of room for Sylvester.
Amanda said she told her elder brother, Keyness, and he was “very upset and made plans to visit the school because of this issue but I told him that the school had already suspended the boys.”
“I actually thought the boys were suspended because when Joseph Aisagbonhi came to apologize, he was flaunting a paper in his hand which I felt was a suspension letter but I later discovered it was not.
“Even when I later discovered that they were not suspended and I eventually wanted to call my parents, Mrs Celine (a school official) did not allow me to call them.”
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Sylvester’s cousin, Perry Oromoni, took to social media to 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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