Police vow to arrest killers of seven-year-old boy

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The police in Lagos have commenced investigations into the killing of a seven-year-old boy who was reportedly set ablaze in Badagry for allegedly stealing cassava flour, popularly known as garri.

The Lagos police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmus, disclosed this to PREMIUM TIMES through an SMS.

“The Commissioner of Police Lagos state has directed the Divisional Police Officers (DPO) in charge of that jurisdiction to investigate and brief the command if the crime in question actually happened.

“Nigerians can be rest assured that the perpetrators will be arrested and prosecuted,” she said.

Ms. Badmus said the police will not tolerate jungle justice in any part of the state.

News broke, Wednesday, on social media of how the boy was caught trying to steal garri from a shop in Badagry, a town on the outskirts of Lagos.

He was reportedly beaten, stoned, tied up and later set ablaze by the angry mob.

The death of the young boy has received nationwide condemnation since news of the incident broke.


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  • Green

    I pray they do something… ALU4; no result from arrests Ave court cases.

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  • Sandra

    What kind of country is this..??? The country has lost its soul…!!! I am so disgusted…!!!!

  • Julius

    We are a bunch of wicked and mentally unstable people in this country. We all need some mental evaluations. Help us Jesus !!

  • Kitunde

    Words fail me. And these same set of animals will be carrying placards to defend politicians that have stolen billions. What a country..

  • Emmanuel Ukpe

    If the Lagos state government allow such an unacceptable act on someone for stealing whatever, i.e. food, phone or otherwise…Why not do this to our politicians who looted the nation dry and still working freely on our street. Starting with the likes of Musiliu Obanikoro, Fan Kayode, Dasuki all the indicted top military brass and other politicians should be lynched same way. On a serious note, this type of justices is barbaric and the Lagos State House of Assembly should pass a law against public lynching.