Photos of a seven year old boy beaten and burnt to death yesterday in Lagos went viral
today and lots of people tagged the police on various social media
platform. Reports say he was caught while trying to steal garri from a shop.
especially concerning the age of the victim or what he actually stole,
eyewitnesses say he was caught while trying to break into a shop where
food stuff are sold in the early hours of Tuesday, November 15, 2015.
Assistant Commissioner of Police, Abayomi Shogunle, who is the officer
in charge of the Complaints Response Unit (CRU), at the Force
headquarters, Abuja, took to his Twitter handle to clarify that the
person that was killed was a man and not a boy, and that the corpse is
currently in the mortuary for autopsy, and investigation on how he died
is on going.