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Lagos govt shuts down Dowen College over student’s death

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The Lagos State Government has ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki, over the death of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr., a student of the school.

Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, Commissioner for Education, in a statement on Friday, announced the closure after a meeting with the school management and staff.

Adefisayo said that the closure was pending the outcome of an investigation into the death of the student.

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She called for calm, saying that no effort would be spared in getting to the root of the incident.

Reports alleging that the 12-year-old boy died mysteriously after he was tortured for refusing to join a cult group had been debunked by the school.

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