to have been burnt to death in the Orile area for stealing, has
continued to generate discussions on the social media, with many
commentators calling for police investigation into the killing.
Orile area on Saturday had caught the boy, whose name had yet to be
ascertained, accusing him of stealing a wallet.
Nzekwe, said the mob burnt the boy, claiming that he came with three
accomplices, who escaped after the theft.
stop on Saturday. The teenage boy was trying to steal someone’s wallet.
The teenager was said to have come with three other friends. But the
victim held the teenager and raised the alarm.
teenager was caught. The victim held him. The mob descended on the
teenager and beat him until he collapsed. One of the hoodlums got a tyre
and the mob set fire to the brutalised teenager.”
who gave his name only as Harrison, alleged that the deceased belonged
to a robbery gang, which usually stabbed victims who refused to part
with their property.
the incident. Alafia bus stop is notorious for phone thieves. I lost my
younger brother to the thieves in January 2016. He was 20 years old and
was coming back from a rehearsal when he was attacked by the thieves at
that bus stop.
Galaxy Tab. They stabbed him in the neck and my brother collapsed. He
was rushed to a hospital, but he died minutes later.
particular incident is very personal to me. I do not support jungle
justice, but these teenage criminals are ready to kill during their
Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the state Commissioner of Police, Fatai
Owoseni, had directed the Orile Divisional Police Officer to investigate
assured that the perpetrators would be arrested and prosecuted. The
command will not tolerate jungle justice irrespective of the offence