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What Really Happened: Beaten And Burnt Alive For Stealing A Phone not Garri

The alleged Person Burnt Alive In Lagos By An Angry Mob Was Not A 7 Year Old Boy Who Stole Garri.

No one is in support of jungle justice, but the informations that we’ve gathered concerning the whole incident, Several reports has made us realize that the thief and his gang had brought so much pain and agony to so many families in Alafia, and that was what made the residents there to take laws into their hands– they did what they did because they felt the Police and the law won’t give the culprit the right justice he deserved and might even go scot-free

  • Number one Fact is the thief Did not steal Garri But A Phone
  • Number two he is not 7 years old he is in his early 20’s.

A Twitter user had shared that he knew the ‘man’ who was been lynched to death at the time…

He shared:



According to 360nobs , While reports remain conflicting as to the crime he committed and what he actually stole, the uncompromising grip of jungle justice, however, descended on the young lad, who was said to be a seven-year-old, in the morning of Wednesday, November 16.


A source who witnessed the scene said he was caught while trying to break into a shop where food stuff are sold in the early hours of Tuesday.

This is even as another eyewitness claimed that he was caught while trying to steal people’s phones and money at Orile-Iganmu and not garri (staple commodity) as speculated.

Others maintained that the child was not the thief but only attempted to stop three hoodlums, who later fled.

It remains unclear where the incident occurred and what led to the mob action, but what is clear is that this boy was seen with blood gushing out of his head as his attackers meted jungle justice on him.

After beating him up mercilessly, a tyre was forced through his head and he was burnt to death, despite pleas by many to hand him over to the police since he had not actually committed the crime.

The outrage and outcry sandwiched in curiosity from Nigerians led to the state police weighing in with information on the incident.

The 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 his corpse is currently in the mortuary for autopsy with investigation ongoing.




When contacted, the command’s spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police (SP) said:

“Studying the video to ascertain if it occurred. Got the report through social media. If established that incident actually occurred, the command would ensure that those behind it are fished out and brought to justice.”

Meanwhile, the story surfaced online that a 7year old boy was beaten and burnt to death in Lagos for allegedly stealing Garri. Well, That News is Completely false first he’s not 7 years old like earlier speculated but he’s still a young boy and from voices heard in the video it’s alleged that he stole a phone and not garri as earlier reported by many online news outlet.


It’s also alleged that he wanted to kill the owner of the phone before he was apprehended, beaten and burnt to death. This happened at Alafia along Badagry-Expressway of Lagos last Saturday. Nothing warrants such barbaric act. Nothing! See heartbreaking photos after the cut.

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