A Nigerian Twitter user has taken to the platform to allege that his 12-year-old cousin died from injuries he sustained after allegedly being beaten by fellow students who were forcing him to join a cult in a Lagos boarding school.
The family of Sylvester Oromoni Jr., a student of Dowen college who died days ago, has released a video to dispute Dowen College’s statement that their son wasn’t tortured in school.
In an initial report announcing Sylvester’s death, a Twitter user claiming to be a family member of the deceased said Sylvester called the names of some students of Dowen College and alleged they tortured him because he won’t join their cult group in boarding school
Subsequently, Dowen College released a statement, denying this report and stated that there is no cult group in the school
The school’s management added that Sylvester Junior injured his hip while playing football and, after initially administering first aid, his family was called to pick him.
But the boy’s family has released videos and a photo to show that it wasn’t just a hip injury that killed their son.
A photo shows Sylvester with bruised lips and the family said he got that after being forced by the boys at school to consume a substance.
A graphic video released by the family shows Sylvester writhing in pain on his hospital bed while his family surrounded his bed.