Thieves set boy, 12, on fire so he won’t be able to identify them

A boy was reportedly set on fire by thieves in Kogi state to prevent him from identifying them as the people responsible for the theft of a mobile phone.

12-year-old Ojonugwa knew the identity of the thieves who stole a phone in Ogugu, Olamaboro LGA in Kogi state, so the criminals abducted him and took him on their motorcycle to a location where they asked him to lie down and close his eyes. He did and they poured gasoline on him and set him on fire, according to online reports.

 

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The thieves fled the scene immediately after. Fortunately, the boy was able to drag himself into a drum of water, effectively quenching the fire. He was treated at a hospital for his burns.

More photos below.

Thieves set boy, 12, on fire so he won

Thieves set boy, 12, on fire so he won

 

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