The Lagos State government has ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki, pending the outcome of an investigation into the death of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, a student of the school.
Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo announced the closure after a meeting with the school management and staff.
The commissioner called for calm,, saying no effort will be spared in getting to the root of the incident.
The boy was alleged to have been beaten to death by some students of the school, who wanted him to join a cult group.
The school suthorities, however, denied this, saying he was injured while playing ball.
A relation of the deceased, who said they were cousins took to Twitter to allege that the12-year-old boy died from injuries he sustained after allegedly being beaten by fellow students who wanted him to join a cult by force.
According to @Perrisonoromoni, his cousin mentioned five names before dying.
The Twitter user also alleged that while the school authorities told his uncle that the boy got injured while playing football, the hospital he was taken to confirmed that he was bullied and sustained internal injuries after he was allegedly beaten up.