The family of late Ogun state Senator, Buruji Kashamu has reacted to reports that their son was named among the suspected bullies of Sylvester Oromoni, and further called for calm while expressing support for the ongoing investigation into the matter.
In a statement issued by one Mutairu Kashamu and obtained by Sahara Reporters, the family noted that Michael ceased to be the “school father” of the deceased before he was reportedly tortured and left with injuries.
The statement read;
“The Kashamu family has been inundated with enquiries, calls and messages over the unfortunate incident at Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, which led to the untimely death of Sylvester Oromoni, a 12-year-old student of the Colleges.
“While we empathize and commiserate with the family of the late Sylvester Oromoni over the irreplaceable loss, we wish to appeal to all and sundry to hold their horses until the Police and the Lagos State government have completed their independent investigations and established the truth.
“Most commentators have rushed to conclusions based on assumptions and false information, including the allegation that our son Adewale Michael Kashamu was in any way involved in the bullying or beating of Sylvester Oromoni.
”Since the news of the unfortunate incident broke, we have made our own private enquiries and carefully questioned our son about his involvement. This is why we did not rush out to respond to the cyber-stalking, name-calling and negative commentaries that have taken over the social media about our son’s alleged involvement in this sad incident.
”Some of the true facts now slowly emerging from under the mass of lies are that: Our son, Adewale Michael Kashamu, had acted as a school father for the late Sylvester in his first session in the school at the request of Sylvester’s sister who is also a student of the school.
“However, in the 2021 session commencing, Michael was moved to a different floor in the boarding house and engrossed in his own studies and activities, he was no longer as close to Sylvester.