12-Year-Old Dowen College Student Reportedly Beaten To Death For Refusing To Join Cult


12-Year-Old Dowen College Student Reportedly Beaten To Death For Refusing To Join CultA 12-year-old boy, Sylvester Oromoni Junior, has reportedly been beaten to death for refusing to join a cult group in Dowen College, Lekki Phase One, Lagos state.

A relative of the deceased, identified as @Perrisonoromoni on Twitter, said the 12-year-old was battered on Friday but died on Tuesday after a series of tests and X-rays indicated that he sustained internal injuries.

Speaking to PeoplesGazette, the Twitter user said the school management had reached out to Sylvester Oromoni, the deceased’s father, a Delta state politician, claiming the boy sustained injuries while playing football at the school.

The relative disclosed;

We’re from Delta State, but he goes to a boarding school in Lekki. They called my uncle that his son was injured when he was playing football. Reaching the hospital, it was confirmed that he was being bullied and beaten up, causing internal damages.

After tests and X-rays, it was confirmed he was beaten up badly. He died yesterday (Tuesday) morning, and his entire body was swollen.

When asked if the deceased had previously complained about pressures to join a cult group, @Perrisonoromoni stated that the young Oromoni only informed his parents while in the hospital.

Before his death, he reportedly said the school’s cult members threatened to kill him if he reported them.

The relative noted;

Before passing, he said they’d been pressuring him to join a cult. He was admitted on Friday. He said they were going to kill him if he talked.

The deceased was also said to have mentioned a few names of the students who pressured him to join their cult group before he died.

In an interview with PeoplesGazette, a Dowen College representative, Ayomide Falona, said she could not give details on the matter as investigations were ongoing.

Ms Falona also denied that cultists assaulted the 12-year-old student in the school, stressing;

It is not true, and there has never been a case of cultism in the school. Investigations are still ongoing, and that’s all I can say for now.

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