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.