Dowen College: Five things you should know about school at centre of homicide investigation

Dowen College: Five things you should know about school at centre of homicide investigation

Dowen College has existed for years but the school recently got in the news for the wrong reasons.


Here are a few things you should know about the school.


Dowen College is a co-education college located in Lekki, a suburb of Lagos. The college takes both boarding as well as day pupils; while also admitting students between the age of 11–18 years.

The death of a 12-year-old student Sylvester Oromoni who was bullied and also beaten to death has gotten the school to trend for days; but Nigerians seek justice for the death of the boy with the tag #JusticeForSylvesterOromoni.

Here are a few things you may also not have known about the school.


1. Chief Olumide Philips is the founder of Dowen College school. He is a member of the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina.

Dowen College



2. Nigerian singer Lami Philips is the Director of students and External Affairs of the school.


3. Dowen College was founded on October 6, 1997.

Dowen College

4. In 2010, Wizkid’s music video ‘Holla at your boy’ was shot at the school.


5. Dowen College is one of the most expensive schools in Lagos.



Also Read: Tonto Dikeh, Mr Macaroni, Adesuwa Etomi, Caroline Danjuma react to death of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni

Sylvester’s father remains insistent on justice for his son.

He believes the school authorities are involved in a cover-up and is also imploring the help of the government;  specifically in leaving no stones unturned until someone provides actual information about the senseless death of his son.

The family celebrated Sylvester’s posthumous birthday only a few days after his demise.

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Kingsley Alaribe is a Digital Marketer with 1stNews, and writes the weekly column, Strangers and Lovers. He is also a Data Scientist. Email: [email protected]

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