Seven-year-old boy lynched for allegedly stealing garri

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Police, Dolapo Badmos

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Police, Dolapo Badmos

Seven-year-old boy has been lynched in the Badagry area of Lagos for allegedly stealing garri.Social media reports and images showed that the boy was set ablaze after being beaten up.

Although details of the incident were sketchy at press time, the reports had caused outrage, with many Nigerians calling for an investigation and an end to jungle justice.

The Lagos State police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos said that the command was investigating to establish the veracity of the information. She added that the command would not hesitate to bring the culprits to book.

“We got to know about the incident through the social media. One of the reports said it took place in Orile, another said it happened in Badagry but the commissioner of police has directed that the divisional police officers in those areas investigate and ascertain the authenticity of the story.

“If it is true, you can be assured that the command would bring the culprits to justice, “ she said.

*Read an update on this story here.

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  • Good one

  • Minstrel Rexsley Godesiri

    Please you have to bring them to book. there are politicians that write off millions of dollars into their pockets, the public is aware of it and i have not seen anyone of them in jail or burnt but a boy who stole because of hunger was killed. this is not justice. this is inhumanity.

  • onyema22ohaka

    So much for security?Shameful! Such an incident happened in a public place in lagos & the police is yet to ascertain whether & where it happened.

  • amador kester

    Join the discussion…a terrible situation

  • Zack

    We cannot just watch this mess go around in our society… The Government of Lagos needs to get deep in this matter and practically bring these people to book without delay… It is sad and it is time we all cry out with any possible means we can to make sure our government take up this matter #STOPJUNGLEJUSTICENOW

  • KTM Adventure

    Of course the police was not there. They are too busy stopping (new) cars (they never stop old taxis and trucks falling apart) at annoying roadblocks. But again…. almost Christmas time