**Calls for thorough investigation
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has expressed dismay over the death of Sylvester Oronomi Junior, a student of Dowen College, Lagos.
The 12-year-old, who hailed from Delta State, was alleged to have been attacked by some of his senior colleagues for refusing to join a cult group.
His special adviser Yoni Odunuga in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday said he shares in the grief of the family.
The Deputy President of the Senate noted that the pain of losing a child will always linger in the mind of every parent.
The Delta Central lawmaker tasked security agencies to get to the root of the matter and bring the perpetrators to book.
He also commended the Lagos State Government for closing the school indefinitely.
This, he noted, would allow thorough investigation. He tasked them to leave no stone unturned in getting to the root of the matter.
“Closure of the school will help children who are back home to share their experiences with their parents and guardians. They are in the safety of their homes where they fear no immediate reprisals of the revelations.
“The incident is one too many, as it reminds us of how children in schools are subjected to dehumanising treatments, with some losing their lives in the process.
“My profound condolences to the Oromoni family and it is my prayer that God will give the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,” he said