Lagos State Government has ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College in Lekki following the death of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr. after allegedly being bullied by schoolmates.
The school will remain shut pending the outcome of an investigation.
Oromoni was allegedly murdered by students and there are fears that the culprits are on the run or left the country.
The boy’s family claimed he died as a result of injuries he got from being beaten by fellow pupils forcing him to join a cult, but the school claimed he got injured while playing football.
On Friday, Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo announced the closure of the college after a meeting with the school management, she also noted that this incident is shocking and the State is indeed sad about this great loss.
“The State Government is in touch with the parents in this difficult time.
“We reassure the family of the late Sylvester Oromoni Junior and Lagosians at large that efforts are being made to unravel the circumstances leading to his demise, even as we reiterate the Government’s commitment to Child Protection.”
Adefisayo appealed for calm, saying “no effort will be spared in getting to the root of the incident”.