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17 Nov 2016
Jungle Justice: Read What Police Revealed About the Boy Burnt to Death in Lagos...See Details
The alleged thief burnt to death in Lagos
A new report has emerged about the alleged 7-year-old boy who was beaten and burnt to death for attempting to steal garri in Lagos.
According to new information by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Complaint Response Unit, Abayomi Shogunle, it has been revealed that the so-called thief was not a boy but a man who might be a member of a gang of armed robbers that terrorized residents of Orile area of Lagos. The body has now been deposited at the mortuary while investigation into the matter continues.
However, a resident of the area who witnessed the whole incident has revealed more interesting details. The unnamed resident wrote: "That boy is part of a gang; they collect valuables from people and if you don't comply they stab you. It has nothing to do with garri. I'm not justifying jungle justice, just stating facts. He's not 7. He's 20 apparently. They killed someone like a month ago, he refused to drop his phone."