Nigerian singer, Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe known professionally as Ayra Starr has reacted to the death of Sylvester Junior, a 12-year-old who was allegedly beaten to death for refusing to succumb to pressure by fellow students to join a cult.
Naija News reports that Sylvester Junior, a 12-years-old boy was allegedly beaten to death at a Lagos school for refusing to join a cult.
According to Perrie, an uncle to the 12-year-old boy, via the microblogging platform, Twitter, his cousin until his death was a student of Dowen college in Lagos State.
The school, Dowen college denied the allegations, claiming that the deceased sustained injuries while playing football and was given immediate medical attention by the school’s resident nurse.
However, the cousin of Sylvester Junior, Perrie, released a video on his conditions before he passed on.
In the video, 12-year-old Slyvester was visibly wincing in excruciating pain days before his death,
Reacting, to the video, Ayra Starr via her Twitter handle asked the school to be shut down until proper investigations are carried out.
According to Ayra Starr, we can’t continue to let issues like this be swept under the carpet.
”Shut Down the whole school until this has been investigated thoroughly, we can’t keep allowing issues like this to be swept under the rug, please let’s do this for Sylvester.”She wrote.
Meanwhile, Dowen college has announced the temporary closure of the school in the wake of the controversies surrounding the death of one of its students, Sylvester.
the school has sent a circular to parents and guardians that the school will be closed for two days.