Late Sylvester: Parent Chided for Feasting at Son’s Posthumous birthday

A video trending on Facebook showing how late Sylvester Oromoni posthumous birthday was celebrated has been widely criticised.

The video showing the parent of the deceased celebrating and laughing at the moderate party did not go down well with many who believed such was anti cultural and not the best way to mourn.

One Oluwaseun Margaret Adekanmi wrote:Sly nko syl ni…..this family is something else ….you allow this boy video in pain to be littered everywhere then his picture in death joined too. Yes we mourn differently but this is a slap on our faces….we have been praying and shouting for justice but you all here with smiles cutting cake? Where is the mother? Why not do this solemnly?why not do this after a year. The sanity of this country is gone. Where’s our humanity?

Another person commented thus,

Was this necessary at all? Did you see the smile on the face the dad had on his face throughout the duration of this so called birthday party? Are you sure the parents have not killed this boy for rituals? I lost my only son less than 2years ago but I continue to shed tears almost daily for him. The organizers of this even are the most senseless humans God ever created. They are yet to even know the details of their kid’s death but they’re here marking his birthday. The parents should be interrogated by the police.

Meanwhile, the Lagos state police has said that investigation into the killing of the minor has been intensified.

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In a statement released by the Lagos Command Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu,the police said, The Lagos State Police Command is not unaware of the reported death of one Sylvester Oromoni, a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos which is currently going viral on the social media.

The Command wishes to inform the public that, although no formal report of the incident was made to the police, the Commissioner of Police, upon hearing about it instantly directed the Divisional Police Officer, Maroko Division under whose jurisdiction the place of incident is to immediately visit the school to carry out initial investigation into the incident.

This directive has been carried out as investigation into the case has since commenced. However, in view of the seriousness of the case, the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, has also been directed to take over investigation of the case immediately.

Members of the public, particularly the deceased’s bereaved parents, friends and relatives, are assured that the Lagos State Police Command has deployed all available human and material resources at its disposal to unravel the circumstances surrounding the sad and unfortunate incident.

While diligent investigation is ongoing, members of the public are advised against taking the law into their own hands. They are also enjoined to refrain from comments that could jeopardize investigation.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, while commiserating with the bereaved family, has equally assured that the outcome of police investigation would be made public in due course.

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