NBM of Africa has expressed dismay over the circumstances surrounding the death of a pupil, Sylvester Oromoni. Aged 12, he was a boarder at Dowen College, Lagos.
NBM noted reports that he was a victim of bullying by some senior pupils who allegedly beat him due to his refusal to join a secret cult.
The Pan-African organization in a statement by its spokesperson, Mr. Oluwatosin Dixon, said it was absurd that the management of the college tried to cover up the matter by reportedly claiming that the boy fell while playing football.
It, therefore, called upon the law enforcement agencies to carry out proper investigation into the matter to ensure that culprits are brought to book.
The group, however, commended the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for promptly closing the school.
NBM added: “It is saddening to again record the loss of yet another promising talent to a society devoid of justice and freedom. As a movement, we are constantly striving towards creating an environment where people are made to face the consequences of their actions.
“By holding people accountable, we shall see a world filled with human beings who constantly work for the good.”