However, another account has it that he stole expensive phones and other valuables.
The Lagos police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmus 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.
“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.
On Wednesday, the news of “7-year-old Boy Burnt To Death For ‘Stealing’ Garri in Lagos" received nationwide condemnation.