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Lagos Police Reports on Viral Video of 7 Year Old Boy Lynched to Death

The Police Command in Lagos has responded to the video of an alleged 7 year old boy that was lynched to death for stealing garri in Lagos.

Ever since the video went viral on the social media, there has been various reports. Some said the incident happened in Orile while others said Badagry.

Due to disparities in reports, the Commissioner of Police ordered the Divisional Police Officers in the two zones Orile and Badagry to conduct preliminary investigation to ascertain if the incident took place here in Lagos.

From findings, police says there were no signs the incident happend in Lagos hence have released a report.

Accroding to Tribune, the report reads: 

The statement reads: “The Lagos Command in the early hours of 16/11/2016 came across the above report through the social media.

“Although there are different versions about the location where the incident occurred, a version of the report stated that it took place at Orile while another indicated that it happened in Badagry.

“At the receipt of this complaint, the Commissioner of Police, CP Fatai Owoseni, directed the DPOs in charge of those jurisdictions to ascertain the occurrence and brief the command. The police said that as at today Thursday, November 17, there is nothing to suggest that it occurred in any of the aforementioned locations or any part of Lagos thereof.

“Preliminary investigation is ongoing as the command is assuring the members of the public that if it actually happened in Lagos, perpetrators of such barbaric act will be arrested and prosecuted as it will not tolerate jungle justice to be meted out to anyone regardless of any offence such person has committed.

“The command hereby implores anyone with useful information that can aid investigation to kindly contact office of the Commissioner of Police through 07019014800 or that of the police public relations officer through 07019014743 and better still any of our control rooms through 767 or 112.

“The command will keep investigation open until it gets to the root of the matter. However if at the conclusion of investigation nothing indicates that such occurred within the state, it will be treated as a social media ruse.

“The command appreciates the concern and efforts of the members of the public in their support to curb crimes within the state and its environs.”