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The Lagos State Police Command has made a passionate appeal to Nigerians to help in identifying people who were involved in the brutal murder of a seven-year-old boy suspect.

The photos and videos of the young boy as he was being beaten and burnt to death by a mob had gone viral on the social media, purportedly in the Badagry area of Lagos in the past few days.

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According to witnesses, the hungry boy was caught as he attempted to break into a shop to steal Garri and the crowd meted out instant jungle justice on him.

But according to the police, though there have been conflicting accounts of the incident, the videos and photos are still being studied to determine the exact location or the suspect involved.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Complaints Response Unit (CRU), Abayomi Shogunle, took to his Twitter handle to clarify that the person that was killed was a man and not a boy, and that the police have had different accounts as some say the incident happened in Orile while others claim it was in Badagry.

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To this effect, the police say the DPOs of the two divisions have been mandated to investigate the incident to determine where it actually happened.

Read the tweets from ACP Shogunle on the incident here:

 

 

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