The Parents’ Forum at Dowen College in the Lekki area of Lagos State on Wednesday evening held a candlelight procession in honour of the late student of the school, Sylvester Oromoni.
The parents, clad in black t-shirts with the inscription ‘Dowen Parents Mourn’, raised lit candles as they sang a variety of solemn hymns.
The sombre-looking parents, both male and female, also carried placards demanding ‘Justice for Sylvester Oromoni’.
About 100 of the adults also had wreathes in their hands as they moved from the front of the sealed college to other parts of Lekki.
“The lighting of candles is to pay tribute to a life ‘passed’ and keeping the light burning signifies that the memory still lives on and burns bright.
“We pray that the Almighty God shall comfort the Oromoni’s family during this trying period,” the parents had said in a prior statement on Tuesday.
The father of the deceased boarding student had alleged that the Junior Secondary School 2 pupil died from the injuries sustained during an assault by five of his colleagues who wanted to initiate him into cultism but the school claimed he died after sustaining an injury during a football match.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on Tuesday, said some students are currently in police custody for the alleged assault.