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7 Year-Old Boy Burnt To Death: Police Releases Shocking Statement

Police have refuted the news of the lynching of a seven-year-old boy for stealing garri in the Badagry area of Lagos state.

Reports and videos making the rounds on the social media indicate that the boy was set ablaze after being beaten up.

The reports caused outrage on the social media with many Nigerians calling for an investigation into the incident and an end to jungle justice.

However, the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni has confirmed, according to a reliable source that the said lynching of the seven-year-old boy over garri theft is untrue.

Police complaint unit, headed by Mr Abayomi Shogunle, in its twitter handle @YomiShogunle, said there was no truth in the purported lynching.

VIRAL PHOTO: Boy in Green Top.
Who knows the exact location photo was taken? – “Boy alleged of stealing in Lagos” on 15.11.2016.@PoliceNG

Report from Lagos Commissioner of @PoliceNGindicates that NO BOY CHILD WAS MOBBED/BURNT in Badagry or any part of the State as circulated
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Report from Lagos Commissioner of @PoliceNG indicates that NO BOY CHILD WAS MOBBED/BURNT in Badagry or any part of the State as circulated

on Social Media.
A yet to be identified ADULT MALE corpse was today recovered at Orile area of Lagos State.
The ADULT MALE corpse has been
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on Social Media.
A yet to be identified ADULT MALE corpse was today recovered at Orile area of Lagos State.
The ADULT MALE corpse has been
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deposited at the mortuary for autopsy.@PoliceNG investigation ongoing to determine how this ADULT MALE died.
Detail press release later.

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