Police commence investigations into gruesome killing of '7-year-old boy' | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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

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.

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  1. Until we commence the arrest and prosecution of people involved in mob attacks and violent mob actions these murderers will continue to carryout extra-judiciary killings. Some people are just blood thirsty and will not hesitate to draw blood at the slightest opportunity. The Aluu tragedy is still fresh in our minds where innocent Uni Port students were wrongly accused of theft and summarily murdered and burnt to death. A law should be enacted to hold the Chief, Oba, Igwe or Seriki of any place where mob attack on any individual and is murdered before these killings will stop. The Aluu incident got the blessing of their local Chief before proceeding to kill the students.

    The authority and Nigeria Police should first go for the Baale of the community where the murder took place, his subjects and community will fish out the perpetrators. This may sound funny but it is there only method of getting Justice for the deceased. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.

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