Following the news of the tragic killing of Sylvester Oromoni, a student of Dowen College, in Lagos, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has condemned; mourning the deceased who he described as “one of our bright youngsters doing excellently in school, bringing joy to the family”.
This is as he said that no one involved in the killing of the young student will be spared.
Buhari’s assurance is contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), Garba Shehu, titled ‘No one involved in the Oromoni killing will be spared, assured President Buhari’.
The President said, “I share the anger and grief up and down the country following this incident. On behalf of my family and I, and the government of the federation, I convey our heartfelt condolences to the Oromoni family, the government and people of Lagos State and give the firm assurance that this incident will be thoroughly investigated and the appropriate punishment meted out to all those who are culpable.
“If this incident is truly arising from bullying or cultism, the President assures that it must act as a trigger leading to a permanent solution to this recurring problem.”
The President urged the Police to continue the ongoing investigation until they get to the root of the matter in order for the law to take its course, assuring that justice will be done, no matter who is involved.
Buhari’s reaction to Oromoni’s tragic death is coming a day before his scheduled visit to Lagos on Thursday to attend the public presentation of the book ‘My Participations’, the autobiography of Bisi Akande, former interim chairman of the APC.
According to a statement by Tunde Rahman, media aide of Bola Tinubu, Buhari is the special guest of honour at the event; Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, is the chief host, while Tinubu, national leader of APC, is the guest of honour.