A 12-year-old pupil of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos State, Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, who died on November 30, 2021, has been laid to rest today.
He was laid to rest at the family’s compound at Ogbe-Ijoh, Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta, after two years after his death and fighting for his justice.
He was born on December 4, 2009, and died on November 30, 2021, amid controversial circumstances, following alleged torture by some senior students of his college.
The burial attracted several dignitaries. Emotions were high as family members, friends and well-wishers wept while mourning his (Sylvester’s) untimely death.
A brief semon which was by Revd Good luck Bayagbon of the God’s Grace Ministry, who described late Silvester as having gone gone to rest with the Lord and free from all evil and calamity of this world.
“He was a good young boy, who cared so much about his fellow students, friends, sisters, brothers and all those who crossed his path.
Also speaking , the human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, eulogised Sylvester, describing him as a great Nigerian whose life was cut short.
He said, “We are here to celebrate a great Nigerian whose life was cut short. His short life was so eventful according to his biography that was just read to us now.
“The short life of Solomon cannot be compared with that of Methuselah. Sylvester touched the lives of his teachers, friends, and fellow students and we should reminded and ask ourselves what will be remembered for after this life. We must try as much as possible to rededicate our lives to God almighty. I must thank the parents of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr for standing and demanding for justice for their son.”
The family, through the father of the deceased, had vowed while marking the second anniversary of their son’s untimely demise, that as a family, they would not stop crying out for justice for their departed son, adding that “As the father of the deceased, I cannot be tired or discouraged from pursuing justice as I have promised my son to get him justice even if it will take thirty years to achieve it.”