Some parents of Dowen College yesterday turned up in their numbers in front of the school to hold a candlelight procession for the late Sylvester Oromoni, a pupil of the school who died on November 30.
The women in black T-shirts began the candle procession at 6.30pm. Some inscriptions on their shirts read, among others, ‘Dowen Parents Mourn’ and ‘Love for Sylvester’.
One of the parents, Mrs Oluwaseun Ajila, who spoke on behalf of the parents, said most of them were traumatised by Oromoni Jnr’s death.
She said, “I am in shock and I am gradually coming out of the shock considering that Sylvester and my daughter were fun mates and they entered Dowen College the same time the same year. My trauma has been that it would have been anybody’s son or daughter, so I just really want to put the message out there that you have not been able to hear our voice loud and clear earlier does not mean in any way that Dowen parents support the act or event that happened,” she said.
Another parent, who did not want her name in print, said the recent incident exposed several internal issues going on in Dowen College and some have also talked about pulling their children out of the school because they don’t know whether the school would be reopened anytime soon.
President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement his spokesman Garba Shehu said anyone found culpable in Oromoni Jnr’s death would face justice.