Ijaw Women Connect (IWC) on Monday bemoaned the gruesome killing of 12 year old Student of Dowen College in Lekki, Lagos, Sylvester Oromoni Jnr.
The IWC is contained in a statement jointly signed by her National President Mrs Rosemary John-Oduone, and National Spokesperson, Mrs Izuogere Grace Iwolo, and made available in Yenagoa.
The IWC condemned the killing of the young student, and urged security agencies to wade into the issue and promptly bring the perpetrators to book.
“We condemned in totality and strong terms the gruesome killing of late Sylvester Oromoni Jr, the Dowen College Lekki, student who died as a result of internal injuries sustained after being bullied, battered messily and giving an unknown substance to drink by five senior students of the college.
“We, as Ijaw mothers whose sister and brother has lost a very promising and bright child, will not be silent to watch Sylvester Oromoni Jnr die without those responsible for his early passage go scot free. NEVER.
“It is depressing and it saddens our hearts to see another future leader of our dear nation killed for his refusal to join a cult group in school.
“We, sincerely thank the Governor of Lagos. Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for his proactive and responsive action in reacting to the call of the masses and subsequently closing down of the school to further investigate the matter.
“We wish thank Nigerians for thronging out in their numbers to support the Oromoni’s family and call for justice for little Oromoni Jnr.
“As a nation we are stronger together.
“We appreciate the Commissioner of Police, Lagos state for his swift response.
“We are pleading that the matter must be investigated, perpetrators apprehended, punished to serve as a deterrence against future occurrences,” IWC stated.
The group also demanded that Dowen College must be held accountable for failing to protect the life of a child in their custody.
IWC also noted that unguarded press statements aimed at diverting public attention to cover up a crime as heavy as this that has claimed the life of an innocent child was condembable.
The group said that Ijaw mothers will join hands with mothers all over Nigeria to march the streets of Lagos and in the Nations Capital Abuja to seek for answers over this killing and ensure that justice is served.
The group noted that the public was aware of alleged plot he parents of the five boys involved in beating Sylvester Oromoni Jnr to death, to sneak out the accused children out of Nigeria to evade justice.
The group advised the parents of the accused children to drop the plot as the world is a global village and there would be no hiding place for the wicked.
“They will definitely be returned from whichever country to face the full wrath of the law and be held responsible for their evil action. Evil parents begets evil children.
“To the Oromoni’s, be rest assured that we are with you in this trying moments.
“May the soul of our little departed son Sylvester Oromoni Jnr Rest In Peace as we celebrate his 12th postmortem birthday. You are loved even in Heaven,” IWC stated.