Reactions have continued to trail the 12- year-old’s death as Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege Delta State government and Ijaw youths worldwide have separately demanded justice for the deceased. Delta State government on Saturday called for a thorough probe of circumstances surrounding the death of Sylvester who was its indigene.
The umbrella body of Ijaw youths worldwide, the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), equally expressed dismay over the circumstances surrounding his death.
The Delta State government in a statement on Saturday said: “All persons responsible for the torture and eventual death of Dowen College student, Sylvester Oromoni Junior, must be investigated and brought to justice.”
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa insisted that “the matter must be investigated, perpetrators apprehended, punished, and made an example of, to serve as a very strong deterrence against future occurrences.’”
The governor described the circumstances surrounding the death of the 12-year-old Oromoni as unfortunate while commiserating with the Oromoni’s family.
He noted that he had spoken with Sylvester’s father and agreed with the decision of the Lagos State government to shut down the school for proper investigation.
His words: “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.”
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege expressed shock and sadness over the death of Sylvester, The Nation confirmed.