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“I hope all parents have withdrawn their children from the school” – Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele on Sylvester Oromoni and Dowen College

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, has expressed concern over children enrolled in Dowen College, despite the death of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni.

The chairman of the school board and members stepped down on Friday, weeks after the police cleared five students linked to the death of Oromoni.

The school noted that due to the unfortunate incident, they are reviewing some of their policies to ensure better oversight functions within the school.

Akindele, reacting to the development on her Instagram story, questioned if parents of wards attending the school have withdrawn their wards.

The ace actress, alongside a picture of Dowen College building, said she is worried for children in boarding schools in the country as a lot of things go on there.

Her post read: “I hope all parents have withdrawn their children from the school.

“ I’m so worried for children in boarding schools. A lot goes on there.”

In the meantime, the family of the late Dowen College Student, Sylvester Oromoni (Jnr.), has asked the coroner inquiring into his controversial death to adjourn proceedings indefinitely.

A counsel from the Law Firm of Falana & Falana, Taiwo Olawanle made the application on the grounds that other parties to the proceedings have not filed their witness depositions.

Counsel to Dowen College, Anthony Kpokpo described the application as tragic. Some other lawyers in the proceedings said it was an attempt to stop the process as the truth was starting to come out.

The coroner, Magistrate Mikhail Kadiri has held that the application is vexatious especially as the court has ruled on the matter and ordered all parties to file their witness deposition by Tuesday, February 1.

The court also ordered that all pending witnesses should be present in court at the next sitting on Monday, January 31.

It was gathered that the father of the deceased, Sylvester Oromoni Snr and his sister were due to testify before the coroner on Friday but failed to show up.

The court has also notified all parties that subsequent sittings will hold at the Lagos High Court, Ikeja.

Meanwhile, the coroner has dismissed the application of the Ijaw Youth Council, Lagos Chapter seeking to be joined as interested parties in the proceedings. The court held that their interest is subsumed in that of the family of the deceased who are already represented by counsel at the proceedings.

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