The father of a Dowen College student who passed lately, Mr Sylvester Omoroni, after reportedly allegedly being abused by his classmates, has opened up on the treatment meted out to his son by his alleged killers.
Mr Omoroni was engaged in a zoom interview with the Punch in which he detailed how his son was badly tortured by his peers.
Sylvester was beaten hard with a belt, according to Mr Omoroni, and then fed a substance by his assailants. The bereaved father also detailed the agony his son through before eventually passing away.
In a related development, Management of Dowen College in Lagos state has refuted reports of a 12-year-old student who died after he was reportedly assaulted by fellow students for refusing to join a cult.
News of the student’s death went viral after a Twitter user took to the platform and called out the school after claiming the late student was his cousin. The school has been charged with lying about how the deceased received the injuries that led to his death.
He further said that before dying, his cousin listed five names, and the hospital where he was transported corroborated that he had been bullied and suffered internal injuries after reportedly being beaten up.
In a statement, the school’s administration refuted the allegation, claiming that one of its dormitory workers reported the boy was wounded while playing football with his classmates on November 21.
According to the management, the victim indicated relief after receiving first-aid care from the resident nurse, but soon after returning to his dormitory, he began complaining of hip discomfort.