The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has finally reacted to the death of Sylvester Oromoni, a student of Dowen College.

The 12-year-old student died recently after he was allegedly beaten by some senior colleagues for refusing to join a cult group.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the governor described the incident as disturbing and heartbreaking.

He also assured the bereaved's family of his administration's commitment to ensure justice is served in the case.

"I commiserate deeply with the family of late Sylvester (Jnr) Oromoni, the 12-year old pupil of Dowen College, Lagos," he wrote.

"As a parent, I share the grief Sylvester's demise has brought upon his parents and the entire household. The incident is not only sad but disturbing and heartbreaking.

"Consequently, I have ordered a comprehensive investigation into the matter. But while that is going on, I would like to give Sylvester's parents and the entire citizenry of Lagos, the assurance of my full support at this trying time.  

"I share their pains and sense of loss. Indeed, words are inadequate to describe my feelings, but I pray that God Almighty will soothe their pains, and grant Sylvester Jnr eternal rest."

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