Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has vowed to ensure justice was served in the case of a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lagos, Sylvester Oromoni (Jnr), who was allegedly tortured to death by his colleagues.
In a post on his Facebook page on Saturday, Okowa explained that the Delta State Government will work in partnership with the Lagos State Government to launch an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the young boy.
He also stated that all perpetrators in the case must be apprehended, punished and made an example to serve as a very strong deterrent to others.
He said, “Last night, I spoke to Mr. Sylvester Oromoni, father of late Sylvester Oromoni Jr., the Dowen College student who unfortunately died under very controversial and unclear circumstances.
“During the call, I expressed my agreement with the decision of the Lagos State Government to launch an investigation into the death of Sylvester, a native of Warri South LGA in Delta State.
“As a government that places priority on the lives of our citizens within and outside the state, we are determined to pursue this case to the end. The matter must be investigated, perpetrators apprehended, punished, and made an example of, to serve as a very strong deterrence against future occurrences.
“As we continue to watch this case closely, we extend our prayers and support to the Oromoni family. As they mourn the loss of their young son, I pray that Almighty God gives them the strength that they need at this difficult time. Amen.”