Miss Oluchi Sunday, the mother of Edward Brown, has denied the involvement of her son in the death of a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Sylvester Oromoni Junior, who was allegedly tortured to his death by his colleagues for refusing to join a cult group.
KanyiDaily recalls that Sylvester Oromoni was alleged to have been bullied, beaten, and fed with a chemical by five students over his refusal to join their cult group, which resulted in his death.
Before his death three days after the attack, Sylvester was said to have mentioned the name of the five students that tortured him in school and the names were shared on social media.
Reacting in a statement on Monday, the mother of Edward Brown, who is also a student of Dowen College, denied her son’s involvement in the unfortunate incident.
Ms. Oluchi Sunday, explained that her son was a day student who does not live in the dormitory and was not in school at the time of the alleged beating.
According to the mother, Edward Brown’s name was not earlier mentioned by Sylvester, but it suddenly surfaced online and since then her family has come under severe attack.
Edward Brown’s Mother Breaks Her Silence
She said, “It has come to my attention that some individuals caused rumours to be peddled on social media platforms suggesting that my son Edward Brown is one of the students allegedly involved in the beating of the late Sylvester Oromoni Jr at a Dowen College hostel, which resulted in his untimely death.
“To set the record straight, I wish to bring the following facts to the public notice, which demonstrate that such rumours are false, malicious and lack any basis whatsoever:
“My son is a day student and has never been a boarder. Because my son is a day student, he was not on the school premises at the time when the unfortunate incident occurred. Precisely in the night of November 21, 2021, during a weekend and so, could not have been in the hostel as alleged.
“In a social media post made on November 1, 2021, on the deceased’s elder brother’s Instagram page, “greatoromonii”, five names, including Dowen College were mentioned before the conclusion. My son’s name was not among those names.
“As a result of these false and malicious rumours, my son and I have been under constant attack via social media, with insults and threats being hurled at us daily. This has caused us much emotional distress and mental trauma.
“Therefore, on behalf of myself and my son, Edward Brown, I hereby demand that managers of social media and other platforms where the false and libellous rumours are circulating, immediately retract the offending posts and tender a public apology to us. In this regard, Gistlovers247blog, Nkechicatherine9, celebs_critique Nkanu Tv, tamara_momotimi, etc, take notice.
“We commiserate with the Oromini family for the tragic loss of Sylvester Oromini Jr and pray for the repose of his soul.”
KanyiDaily recalls that the family of late Senator Buruji Kashamu had also dismissed claims that his son, Adewale Kashamu, had a hand in the death of Sylvester Oromoni Junior.