Dowen College, Lekki, in Lagos, yesterday, said it was awaiting the directive of the state government to announce its resumption date.
This came as human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, said that his legal team will establish the ‘massive cover-up’ in the controversy trailing the death of Sylvester Oromoni.
This followed the controversies trailing the death of the 12-year-old student of the college, who died from injuries sustained during an alleged assault by five of his colleagues who wanted to initiate him into cultism.
But speaking on the school resumption on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, a member of the Advisory Board of the college, Folarin Shobo, said: “The government is keenly interested in the case, so we are bound by the decision of Lagos State Ministry of Education, the supervisory ministry. We are waiting for them to do the needful.
“We are not here to argue with the family, we are also mourning. The school, his teachers and his classmates are all mourning the loss of a bright young man. He was a boy that was full of great potentials.”
Shobo urged members of the public to engage the Oromoni case solely on the facts instead of what he described as emotions and sentiments.
He referred to the official autopsy reports presented by medical experts in Lagos and Warri, which the Nigerian Police Force had also described as “scientific evidence” to the case.
He said: “Anything could have happened on the road, but we handed him over to his guardian (not his father or mother) who took him to Warri by road.”
On the case of bullying in the college, Shobo said: “We don’t condone bullying. Once there is a report, the bully will be dismissed from the school, but as at the time the boy left the school, bullying was not at play.”
Lamenting that the case seemed to have cast a blemish on all the great contributions the school had invested in the nation, he said: “The school is 25 years old, and it has raised generations for this nation.”
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