Mrs Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, the wife of Lagos State Governor, characterized the death of Sylvester Oromomi (Jnr), a 12-year-old pupil at Dowen College in Lekki, Lagos, as “heartbreaking.”
Mrs Sanwo-Olu said this while commiserating with Oromomi’s family during an advocacy tour to several schools as part of the ongoing “16 Days of Activism Against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence” campaign.
She called the situation sad and said it should never happen again in the state.
“I am aware that the Lagos State Government is currently examining the matter, and it is something with which we are not pleased.”
It’s a slap in the face to the education sector, the community, and Lagos State in general.
It is a matter that is being investigated, and we commiserate with the parents and everyone concerned and express our condolences.
“As I previously stated, the case is under investigation, and I will not be able to comment further at this time,” Sanwo-Olu added.
She claimed that the situation that resulted in the student’s death was in keeping with what was being preached, namely, “No Against Violence,” whether domestic, gender-based, or involving minors.
It would be recalled that the Lagos State Government shut down the college following the death of a boarding student who was allegedly beaten by classmates.