After the death of a 12-year-old boarding school student in Nigeria, more than 180,000 people signed a petition for justice.
The family of Sylvester Oromoni accused five classmates of Dowen College in Lagos of torturing him because he refused to join the cult.
His death angered many people in Nigeria, and the school was closed indefinitely.
Dawn College said in a statement that the boy died from injuries while playing football.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that the boys did not fight, bully or attack of any kind,” it said.
“All I want is justice,” Sylvester Oromoni Senior, Sylvester’s father, told BBC News Pidgeon. He disputed the school’s description of what happened.
Another family member-Sylvester’s cousin-gave his thoughts on the incident. He claimed on Twitter that five boys struck up Sylvester, locked him in a hotel, and gave him a chemical-the police have not confirmed this, and the police said they are still investigating.
As the police continue to investigate, Sylvester’s father said that he hopes the College of Letters will hand over the student he accused of assaulting his son.
Several petitions circulated online, calling on the authorities to prosecute those responsible for the death of Sylvester Oromoni and bring justice to his family.
Since last week, #JusticeForSylvester has continued to be popular on social media and created a WhatsApp group for the same purpose.