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Friday, December 03, 2021

Lagos Govt Orders Indefinite Closure Of Dowen College After 12-Year-Old Was Allegedly Tortured To Death For Refusing To Join Cult

The Lagos State Government has ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki, following the death of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni (Jnr), who was allegedly beaten by colleagues for refusing to join a cult.









The closure, the state government said, is pending the outcome of an investigation into Sylvester's death.

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

Following the death of 12-year-old Sylvester, the management of the school had earlier ordered that academic activities be put on hold for two days — Friday 3rd and Monday 6th of December.

This was disclosed in an email the school management sent to parents on Friday morning.

Though the school did not make a direct reference to Sylvester's death, it said the stay-at-home was necessitated by the current happenings and the emotional disposition of its pupils.

The school also said it would allow the pupils to revise for their forthcoming examinations



The email reads, “Dear Parents,

“In view of the current situation concerning the school and considering the emotions of our students, we have advised that our students stay home tomorrow Friday 3rd and Monday 6th.

“This will also afford the students opportunity to revise for their forthcoming examinations starting next week.

“Thank you for your understanding.”

On Wednesday, a social media user, @perrisoromoni, who is also a relation to the deceased, lamented the death of his cousin who was allegedly beaten to death at Dowen College, Lagos.

The young man who took to his Twitter handle alleged that the deceased was beaten to death after he refused to succumb to pressure by fellow pupils to join a cult.

According to him, the deceased mentioned the names of five persons responsible for the pain before he finally gave up the ghost on Tuesday.

On Friday, Sylvester Oromoni, father of the deceased 12-year-old pupil said the pupils who bullied his child, were once suspended temporarily by the school after they asked the boy to describe his sister's private parts.

from Saharareporters.

92 comments:

  1. This is so heart breakingπŸ’”,I just pray that justice will prevail.Rip junior.

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    1. I cried while watching his last days .who raised those boys , they are just too young to be this evil and heartless . Mothers please pray for your children while pregnant because some children are born evil

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    2. Anyone covering this great evil may God's judgement befall them . In Jesus name Amen.

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    3. Imagine! Cults in secondary school!. To be honest,I'm not that surprised,the last school I taught,I saw a lot,lot of evil things.
      May the boys soul rest in peace. I don't know what to say.

      Raquel

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    4. Loud amen @ Choc.

      Dowen college must be a useless school. They are interested in protecting their finished image instead of ensuring the poor boy gets justice??

      Imagine telling the boy's guardian that he got injured while playing football!!

      And those little monsters have been allowed to go home. Their useless parents are shielding them so they can become a menace in the society. It takes a useless parent to cover up this level of atrocity. Your child beat someone to death, may woe betide you for covering up his crime.

      Useless people everywhere. Person go send pikin go school na death go end am? God forbid!!

      May the little boy's soul rest in peace.

      I have not been myself since this story broke out.

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  2. What about the kids(cultists) that killed the boy?
    No one is talking about them.
    Everybody is talking about the school staff leaving the little criminals that committed the murder.

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    1. I hear they have been flown out of the country, don't know how true it is. This is just heart breaking

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    2. I'm glad my nephews are no longer there and to think one of them is meant to come to Nigeria next year ,dowen to be precise .
      Any parent that tries to cover this wickedness would also have a taste of God's judgement. No peace for the wicked ,they would know no peace.

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  3. Thank you Jesus! Phase one dusted. Voice of the people. It got me in tears

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    1. The fact that the perpetrators of this crime are kids..
      Imagine what these ones would do at 30

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  4. I can’t bring myself to watch the video it’s so sadd😭in this period of celebration and joy of the season a family is thrown into mourning by wicked children who have no business bin wicked.,,May ur soul Rest In Peace Sylvester,no human being deserves to die like that,May ur killers know no peace or rest as long as they live on the face of the earth.their parents can fly them abroad to escape human judgment but as far as they are alive and they breath and walk on the earth they will never go unpunished,they will never escape the judgment of God almighty,May God console ur parents,

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    1. Same here. Couldn't watch, would've broken down in tears.
      I pray justice is served.
      I wish the parents the fortitude to bear this loss.
      Rest in peace young one.πŸ˜₯

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  5. That school sounds like a den of horrors breeding monsters. *shivers*

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  6. A very good step in the right direction and y'all bullies in boarding schools should receive sense IJN

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  7. This is just the heigh!!!! Imagine kids asking for someone’s private part to be described. Where do they learn this sort of bad behavior?
    I’m happy the boy was able to name his bullies before he died. Their mates are reading hard and making researches on how to make the world a better place.
    I’m going to enroll my kids in a karate school to learn to defend themselves.
    May God comfort this family.

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  8. How did they allow it to get to this forgodsakes?
    How??

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    1. 2 bedroom to let off SPG road, lekki 07064440129 @ikoyilekkiajah_to_let3 December 2021 at 19:02

      A lot of these big man schools are more interested in collecting school fees, cos they ought to have expelled those bullies from the onset.

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  9. Good! So many questions on my mind. That little boy didn't deserve to die.

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  10. And arrest everybody connected to the tragedy that occurred..

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    1. They are planning to leave the country

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    2. If the parents fly them out the parents should be arrest too .
      May but earthly and heaven judgment be their portion.
      They cannot cause families pain and live well no way !! GOD IS A JUST GOD.

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  11. Thank God
    What they did to that child is heartbreaking

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  12. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
    So because he reported them for asking him to describe his sister's private parts they kept bullying him, if only his parents knew, they would have withdrawn him from the school after the private part incident. I'm so saddened by this incident.

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    1. As in. The private part incident is too expensive a joke to play with. This is just too painful.
      I honestly don't see my kids attending boarding school.


      I even read somewhere that the boy's birthday is tomorrow

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    2. His parents knew about the bullying. He changed hostel, but the bullying continued. He even reported that they threatened to kill him, but nothing was done about it. Now he's dead. May his soul rest in peace. And the killers and their parents won't know peace.

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  13. Where are the useless parents of the bullies??! They should be NAMED and SHAMED.

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  14. Parents whose children cannot confide in them when they are facing certain situations either in school or anywhere else, how do you guys cope?

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  15. That school is evil and should be close down.....πŸ‘Ή

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  16. One down...more to go
    May all those schools who hide and encourage wicked acts be brought to book.

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  17. What a DEMONIC school!

    The three absolutely useless imps that wasted the precious life of bright shinny shooting star should be brought to book. They should each face death by hanging. What a worthless ugly little demons they are. The parents that raised the demonic trio nko, where are they? They also need to be arrested and serve time in prison for releasing the monsters they breeded to a boarding school to unleash terror and evil on other well raised Innocent kids. Jeez! This is the most heart wrenching real life event ever. May Silvester fly high with his fellow Angels in heaven, May God make him his personal favorite precious Angel in heaven, Amen.

    Strength to his family for i know they're going through an unimaginable pains.

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    1. I am so upset.

      Abeg the family of this boy should hunt those boys down wherever they travel to even if it is to the moon. You cannot take someone's life and think yours will amount to anything.

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  18. I keep avoiding this news. Lord, the pain he must have endured!

    God protect our children pls. We can only do our best.

    Lord console the families of the deceased and may those evil beings be dealt with the harshest punishment possible

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    1. I don’t know why I even watched the interview with the dad and sisters , I’m still crying 😒

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    2. Me I can't even bring myself to watch the video of a child suffering, nope.
      May the sweet boy's soul rest in peace. The little rascals should be thrown in juvenile prison for some time, they need a brain reset before they leave their teenage years behind.

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  19. The wicked shall not go unpunished
    Justice for Sylvester
    I cannot bring myself to watch the video
    Say No to bully
    Say No to cultism

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  20. Good move!
    The school should be completely closed down!
    I couldn't finish the video. It was heartbreaking to watch 😭😭
    Poo boy! May your killers know no peace.

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  21. I pray he gets justice,I wonder why the school management had to lie that the boy died from a football injury.

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    1. This is my grouse with the mediocre school.. If they had been upright with the boy's parents, he may have survived.

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  22. Hmmmm not enough justice yet
    They shld arrest the principal and entire administration that vomited those wicked lies that he felled while playing a football, then proceed to the parents of the boys.

    Young fyn boy wasted just like that.

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  23. Really sad to read. Parents work so hard to train their children only for them to get to school and be bullied.
    Only God knows what kind of environment and homes those bullies were raised in to warrant taking someone's life. I just hope justice will be served.

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  24. That little boy didn’t deserve to die like that 😭😭

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  25. 2 bedroom to let off SPG road, lekki 07064440129 @ikoyilekkiajah_to_let3 December 2021 at 19:00

    This story broke me so bad.

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  26. Rest in peace Sylvester...God please protect your children from evils...children this day are learning nonsense from social media, mothers should spend time checking their children phone.

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    1. The fathers nko? mother should mothers should, parenting is a job on its own, then imagine how overwhelmed an already working class mother is minus house duty.

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    2. Stella pls my comment.

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  27. Rest in peace Sylvester...God please protect your children from evils...children this day are learning nonsense from social media, mothers should spend time checking their children phone.

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    1. Good parenting is not by mothers only, it needs both parents. When societal values are eroded, evils like these become the outcome. A society that expends its energy on Bbn, sex, hushpuppi, naira marley etc.

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  28. Hmmmmm this story is a very sad one. I pray they get justice for the CHAMP. He didnt deserve to die, no child deserves to die from the people whos supposed to protect them.

    The pictures breaks my heartπŸ’”πŸ’”

    Rest in peace SLYVESTER

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  29. Boarding house schools have there own horror stories. When I was still in Nigeria my son was attending FGC kwali. I made sure I was visiting him on every visiting day. I didn't miss it for one day. I went to school one day and there was chaos everywhere parents shouting and crying. I asked my son what happened he told me how a senior student used belt to flog a junior student after stripping the junior student naked in the process the head of the belt hit the junior student penis and nearly cut it off. The junior student was rushed to the nearest hospital and the senior student was suspended so the parents were trying to bring him back into the School that was why parents and students were shouting and protesting. I was shocked! Thank God the boy survived but he never came back to that school. I made sure I paid a senior student money to look out for my son during those days in that school.Teachers and Guardians don't sleep in the hostel with them To lose a child is painful πŸ’”. When we lost my elder sister my mother was in a trance for 1 month. My mother died within 5 months my sister died. It was really a trying period for our family! God in heaven knows what happened to that young child may his killers not go scot free in Jesus Name Amen! If they like let the fly abroad the will reap their punishment in due course. RIP AngelπŸ˜‡

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    1. @nkiru.iwuchuku wow, you paid for the safety of your child at the school, what about those children whose parents can't pay. The best is to speak up against injustice not going behind to corrupt someone so that your child is protected. I am sure since you paid that senior student, he became 10 times hardcore to others who could not pay. I think it is shameful on your part to do such a thing. You will argue that you wanted to have your child's safety assured but at whose expense, the other children's? Wow, that is why there are rules in schools for bullying and the like. Do you know that you created a money hungry monster in that senior student, 20 years later he might come and rob you or do something worse. Always stand for the truth, you should have joined the other parents in protesting and bringing safety to all children not only your child. Preferential treatment is not always good. Your account has really upset me, I am a parent but I could never do what you did. And what values are teaching your own child? It is ok to buy your way in life because you have money 😑😑😑

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    2. 9.51 πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  30. Very sad story. May God comfort his parents and his family.

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  31. That video of the poor boy was so sad to watch.
    The school needs to be permanently shut down for trying to cover such evil.

    May the soul of Sylvester rest in peace

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    1. and what happen to student in final year especially who are not involved and paid fees??

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    2. They should get out

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  32. I am traumatized by that video I watched. That school failed the parent and the boy. I really don't knw who to trust anymore in this world. RIP young one. I pray your soul find rest. I pity his parent. No one should go through this atallπŸ₯Ί

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  33. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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  34. May God Comfort his family ... Amen
    This should serve as an eye opener too. Mothers watch and Train our boy child well.Schools should also stop condoning some nonsense all in the name of trying to please parents and retaining customer. God helps us all.

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  35. So it's safe to say schools of these days have no reputation anymore.
    Cause i can bet anything that the school knows this boy have been bullied from day one and did nothing.
    I'm sure those bullies must be well known in school as tyrants. Every school has one of those. Every school. But their parents probably got more bars.
    Evil children like that would grow up and venture into politics in future. Oh yes, that's always their future plan by their parents of course. Politics.
    Those evil children should die by the sword, all things being equal. This type of evil deserves no mercy. None.
    Rip sylvester, rest well little one.

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  36. This issue really hit me hard,especially when you have kids that are in the same age group.The school authorities didn't handle the matter with all seriousness because if they did,this wouldn't have happened.If the culprits were expelled when this whole issue started,Sylvester would have still been alive.It is sad that they care more about their reputation and school
    fees than the children entrusted in their care.They shielded the culprits and are still speaking grammar in their press release absolving themselves of any wrongdoing.My heart is broken as a mother,hearing him cry out and groan in pain and agony.RIP dear child,you didn't deserve this,no one deserves this,oh God😭😭😭

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  37. That video keeps replaying in my head,may the perpetrators of this crime not know peace,anyone trying to hide them or cover up,may instant judgement befall them,this is so heartbreaking,that video got me crying

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  38. The perpetrators of this great evil should be fished out and brought to book. The video was heartbreaking, seeing the little boy in pains was just too much. Rest in peace champ.

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  39. Poor boy. I pray his family find justice. Rest in peace.

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  40. School closed but online classes are still on. Is that how to properly shut down?
    Hopefully this doesn't end up being swept under the carpet. All involved must face the full wrath of the law.

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    1. will all the students even pay the price for the crime on 4 students . lets not throw the baby out with the bath water

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      That is why the school should not have shielded the perpetrators of the crime, by offering online classes shows to us that for them it all about the bottom line, the dollar, the naira. It is just about the money. Why are they shielding the little criminals, have they been paid or something? If they had just said from the onset, bullying took place, but we put in place such and such measures to deter would be bullies from committing further acts and the young people who are suspected to have committed the act, we have handed them over to the authorities. They could have received good will from the public and the parents of that school could have also been assured that their kids are safe in that school.

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    3. 10.03 thank you oh, selfish Nigerians always looking out for only their interests.

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  41. I have always said this and will always say this the children are only a reflection of the culture. Cult groups are a problem all over the country and obviously at every level. So the school has been closed down, so what? will that stop other cults from forming and terrorizing ppl? The cultural mindset is what needs to shut down. If nothing changes in the minds of the population then incidents like these will continue to happen, the rituals will continue to happen, the body parts industry will continue to thrive. No culture is perfect, not one and ppl should start standing up and demanding a change and letting it be known that all forms of fetishisms at any level in any place in the nation is unacceptable.

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  42. This is so painful πŸ˜£πŸ˜” I can't just imagine how the tl family of the young lad is feeling now
    I'm also interested in the boys whose names were mentioned. I hope they were not allowed to go home. It's a school for the affluent and I hope they won't use connections to sweep this under the carpet.
    The world is watching

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  43. Stella na wah o. Na so my comment enter your cooking pot?

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    1. That's how my comments used to be spices in Stella Nwanyi Oma cooking pot. And I am lazy to type.

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  44. Have been running away from watching the video before his death. Because I knew watching it would definitely weigh me down. But the father's interview somehow popped up on my TL and after reading just a part of it, my fear has actually come to passπŸ’”πŸ’”. God rest your soul Lil one and comfort your family. I just wish I had Super Powers to fight for you, INI Imoren and so many others. But in all, I pray Justice prevails.

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  45. I have been crying since this story broke out..
    I cant imagine my children passing through what this boy went through..
    I was a boarder in my school days and I swore none of my children will live in a dormitory!..
    My children all go to school from home..I no fit shout abeg..
    My first son is in a university abroad and I call and pray for him everyday!..
    The first day he left for school,I cried heavily at the airport...
    My fear for cultism wouldn't allow me let any of my children go to any Nigerian university..
    Never!!..
    I would rather stop slaying or go hungry to make sure they all school abroad..
    RIP little one!..
    Parents please always listen to your children and ask them questions everyday about their activities in school..

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  46. I don't understand
    Your son has told you he is being bullied. To the extent that he is even saying "they might kill him."
    At the very least, remove him from the boarding house. It's only Lekki. The best thing is to remove him from that useless school in general. But if you can't, at least remove him from the boarding house. It is not enough to change his hostel!
    Why oh why would you keep your child in an environment where he or she has told you so many times that he or she is threatened? Unsafe?
    You see, millennial and baby boomer parents do not take bullying and hazing seriously. If you tell them you are being bullied, they tell you "it'll make you strong" "it'll make you a man" "we all went through it and survived." Have you seen it now?
    This is the reason why I can NEVER take my child to boarding school!!! Lie lie! Old School African parents overhype boarding school too much! Children who went to day school grow up just fine. Subjecting your child to all manner of nonsense in the name of "it will make you stronger" "it will build your character." BUILD YOUR CHARACTER MY ASS!
    I am so angry right now. This death was so needless and could have been prevented.

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    1. His parents actually look mature...the Dad looks to be in his 50s,which is close to my mums age sef. They dont live in Lagos so him being moved to day school must be hard. Even kids dat come from out of state too have stuff they suffer. Reminds me of a girl from Ibadan in my school, dat ppl use to tease and call bush just bcos of her strong IB accent.
      Wish they had taken action and just removed d boy from the school. I hated my first ever secondary sch cos it was a federal school,i wasnt even bullied at all,seniors liked me sef,but the suffering wasnt for me,was always getting sick. My parents removed me immediately to a private school in Lagos.
      Pls parents listen to ur kids. If ur child is being bullied, looking unwell,being withdrawn and unhappy abeg just change his school.
      Im sure Sly's parents just thot it will build him to be strong and he will get over that stage.
      Also be watchful of sexual molestation too. Alot of homosexuality starts from seniors abusing juniors,till they get in too deep themselves and it becomes late. All those boys only school especially are real culprits of homosexuality.

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    2. Nigerians, learn to address the root issues!! How many children will you remove from the school whilst leaving the bullies to have a free rein? A selfish society will not go far. Deterrents must be served to fix issues.

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  47. A six yr old was killed recently by his father and step mother. The biological mother is in prison for killing her boyfriend. What a twist of fate . The only person I feel sorry for is the little one. Is it karma from the mother ? Smh

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    1. This was in the UK, not in Nigeria.

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