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Friday, 18 November 2016

LIB Exclusive: Boy who was lynched at Orile was not 7 years old.. was a notorious criminal in Alafia bustop

Here's an update on the young man who was beaten and burnt to death in Lagos recently. The event went viral on social media this week because we all thought the young man was a 7 year old child who stole garri. Read initial story here.

From investigations carried out by LIB, the boy was not 7, he's said to be in his 20s, but had a small frame so many thought he was a young boy. He was also allegedly a notorious thief in the area..
LIB exclusively gathered that the incident happened on Saturday, November 12, at the popular Alafia busstop, Orile. According to residents of the area who spoke to LIB, the lynched man was a notorious thief in the area and he and his gang had tried robbing a woman of her valuables but met his waterloo when he was caught by a Hausa man who refused to let him go even though he stabbed him. Others gathered and the young man was lynched.

Jungle justice should never be an option no matter the crime committed and those involved should be brought to book.
 
From LIB's investigations, it doesn't look like the police are even interested in the matter because the guy is a criminal and in that Alafia area criminality and killing of criminals is common practice.
 
A lot of people in the area refused to speak to LIB for fear of being attacked because the place is a very notorious zone as killings, robbery and cult operations are normal occurrences in the area.

A woman who preferred to speak under anonymity said: 
"The incident occurred on Saturday morning, the boy who is between 20-25 years is a notorious thief in the area. The Hausa man who caught  him has been targeting him for a while as he is tired of his notorious activities. So that Saturday morning, the boy and two of his friends robbed a girl of her bag and phone but was caught by the Hausa guy who insisted that he would be killed after they stabbed him. Two of his friends ran away but the Hausa man held on to the guy even as he stabbed him, and insisted on lynching him. That day wasn't his first time of stealing but that was his last day." 

Another resident of the area who identified himself as Ike, said he wasn't there when it happened but according to the stories he heard the guy 
'robbed a lady in the early hours of Saturday, although I was not there when they burnt him, but when I came back I saw the remains of him. They said he robbed a lady of her hand bag.' 
'They were three that robbed the girl, but one Hausa man that saw them robbing her attempted to help and eventually got hold of one them, before the other two started stabbing him, they even used bottle on him sef.'

 'The Hausa man was adamant, very very adamant that even with his last strength he didn’t let go of the thieve, they even said the hausa man swear  say even if them kill am him nor go leave the boy, even as blood started rushing out from his body, him nor gree let the guy go.'
 
As people started coming that's when the other two robbers left the boy and ran away.
So when they caught him they beat him up mercilessly and then burnt him

According to eye witness reports, the Hausa man said he even knew the guy that was lynched, and that he had been targeting him for a long time.
 
'But I nor go lie ooo, the Hausa man know him, him don dey target am since…."

Another resident who preferred to be anonymous said: 
'All i know is that I came to my shop and heard that someone was lynched. The corpse has been there since that day. It was today an ambulance came and picked up the body.'

A Hausa guy who works around the crime scene said the Hausa guy who insisted the thief must be killed was stabbed initially by the thief and his friends, this made him angry prompting him to insist that he must kill the man even if it means he would die too. 
 
"He dey give am money N200, N300 make him go chop free am but him no go gree. That Saturday, as him thief, the Hausa man come catch him and his friends, he come stab the Hausa man before the Hausa man begin beat am people come gather as he they beat am. They come put am tire, pour am petrol na so he die. Ambulance come today come carry am"

LIB visited the Nigeria Police Force Divisional Headquarters, Orile-Igamu, Lagos to ascertain if any arrests had been made but the DPO said 'she isn't aware of the case.' and that LIB should go contact the Lagos State Police PRO if we needed information.

59 comments:

Uju Phil said...

It still doesn't justify it such heinous crime,his killers may have no case with the authorities, but they sure have a score to settle with their consciences and with God! #evil

RAPHAEL MR RAG AYUBA said...

Hmmmmm......well......

Asampokoto said...

I don't even know how anyone in their right mind thought he was 7. From the size of his feet and his face in some angles. Bandwagon people. Instead of each individual to critically inspect and read for themselves, they hear 7yrs old and run with it. (Chibok girls.... ring a bell?)

Anyways after reading that young man Harrison's brother's story, I have a different take on jungle justice. People say take them to the police station or leave them to/for God: when you leave them to/for God, they are still around to terrorise, steal & kill. Our first job is to protect ourselves before others. I really don't blame them for killing him seeing as security in this country is zero to none. Now in regards to the police station: all these area touts are known to the policemen already. They give the police their cut in other to continue roaming around and terrorising people. I've seen this because I've seen a girl get raped and honestly the police didn't care. Everyone was on their own. And they knew the culprits. So to be honest, I understand where these people are coming from sometimes. The downside however is some innocent ones get lynched. The only person I blame is the Governement. Jungle justice is their fault. Every dead person's blood is on their head. Until they learn to tighten security everywhere in Lagos, 'not just on the island but on the mainland and also the rest of Nigeria, it will never stop.

RAPHAEL MR RAG AYUBA said...

Hmmmmmm.....well....a bit relieved that he was not a minor.......

Anonymous said...

Imagine this mumu DPO, a crime was committed in her Domain and she wants the police P.R.O that is Ikeja to tell us what had happened because of fear! Cowardly act

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Say no to jungle justice

Anonymous said...

shameless police force awaiting reform. A blogger was able to gather all these info but a socalled police force enjoying tax payers money don't know their job. Tomorrow it can be the turn of anybody. who made them judge to take the life of another person? This is part of reason it has become difficult to demand justice for cases like Aluu 4, the preacher woman that was killed recently and other senseless killings in the north. Those who cannot speak now shouldn't speak up later for any other victim. justice must not be selective. shame to nigeria police for encouraging this kind of act by not doing anything.

Anonymous said...

does it make any difference, we are condemning the jungle justice irrespective of who is involved, is he worse than the heartless politicians who rape the wealth of the poor masses ?

Chizzy Liz said...

*************************u don talk am bfr na !!!!! On no account should anyone take life in that manner ***********Notorious or not

Chizzy Liz said...

*************************u don talk am bfr na !!!!! On no account should anyone take life in that manner ***********Notorious or not

kunta said...

The RAGE of an Hausa man should be the sharpness of your legs..

When they get angry with you then you know you are in deep shit!..they are like Zombies!

7year old 20year old no matter the age..Jungle Justice should not be allowed, period!

Chizzy Liz said...

*************************u don talk am bfr na !!!!! On no account should anyone take life in that manner ***********Notorious or not

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

He is 37 years just that natured cheated on him. FREEBORN IS NOT AGAINST JUNGLE JUSTICE FOR THESE CRIMINALS BECAUSE IF THEY JAM U HMM UR BODY GO HEAR AM IF ITS NOT UR LIFE. many of u animals here criticising the mob are worst than them. BEFORE U CRITICISE THE MOB PLACE CRITICISE THE THIEF FIRST BECAUSE these fuckers are worst than apc. How can u suffer to make money in this terrorist buhari scam government and a useless fellows will steal it fo u. MY ONLY ADVICE TO NIGERIA YOUTH IS LETS EXTEND THE LYNCH TO APC SECRETARIAT OR ASO ROCK BECAUSE THEY ARE THE REASON OF THIS MESS. The mobs knows that calling police is a waste of time cause they will release him to start stealing again so the best thing is to send them to hell by lynching. JUNGLE JUSTICE IS GODS WAGES FOR CRIMINALS AND APC SO CARRY GO GUYS AM A VICTIM OF PHONE THIEFS SO MAKE WE LYNCH THEM OO THEY DESERVE IT.
Apc is the next.




















#sad indeed

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Oh hope una don hear am huh?He is 37 years just that natured cheated on him. FREEBORN IS NOT AGAINST JUNGLE JUSTICE FOR THESE CRIMINALS BECAUSE IF THEY JAM U HMM UR BODY GO HEAR AM IF ITS NOT UR LIFE. many of u animals here criticising the mob are worst than them. BEFORE U CRITICISE THE MOB PLACE CRITICISE THE THIEF FIRST BECAUSE these fuckers are worst than apc. How can u suffer to make money in this terrorist buhari scam government and a useless fellows will steal it fo u. MY ONLY ADVICE TO NIGERIA YOUTH IS LETS EXTEND THE LYNCH TO APC SECRETARIAT OR ASO ROCK BECAUSE THEY ARE THE REASON OF THIS MESS. The mobs knows that calling police is a waste of time cause they will release him to start stealing again so the best thing is to send them to hell by lynching. JUNGLE JUSTICE IS GODS WAGES FOR CRIMINALS AND APC SO CARRY GO GUYS AM A VICTIM OF PHONE THIEFS SO MAKE WE LYNCH THEM OO THEY DESERVE IT.
Apc is the next.




















#sad indeed

Anonymous said...

I knew this ude wasnt 7 years old, well its still not nice sha, may God have mercy on Nigerians, Everybody just dey puor their anger for who dem see.

Anonymous said...

shameless police force awaiting reform. A blogger was able to gather all these info but a socalled police force enjoying tax payers money don't know their job. Tomorrow it can be the turn of anybody. who made them judge to take the life of another person? This is part of reason it has become difficult to demand justice for cases like Aluu 4, the preacher woman that was killed recently and other senseless killings in the north. Those who cannot speak now shouldn't speak up later for any other victim. justice must not be selective. shame to nigeria police for encouraging this kind of act by not doing anything.

gentle said...

"LIB visited the Nigeria Police Force Divisional Headquarters, Orile-Igamu, Lagos to ascertain if any arrests had been made but the DPO said 'she isn't aware of the case."

I guess this is the result of the so called anticorruption fight. Useless president, useless police men and useless country.

Thank you for this Linda. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Irrespective of that, it does not give people the right to set him on fire., him being a thief does not justify their action...they should have handed him to the proper authority.... the people who lynched him need to be found and punished. That is manslaughter..that is cruel

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

It is well o


...merited happiness

Anonymous said...

I encourage your investigative journalism. Very commendable. Keep it up.The western ways introduced to us have failed us. Since the old ways ain't working, it's up to us to do what is right: 2pac.

Alloy Chikezie said...

Na wa o.

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Anonymous said...

Forget him.... he is gone. The cup is filled up. No case. The government should take a rest let the people do the security themselves. We are tired of police.

Anonymous said...

Linda what do you mean by the people that killed that idiot should be brought to book?..
I pray robbers invade that your banana island house,rape you untill you cry blood,stab you and go away with all your valuables.Amen!

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livingstone chibuike said...

Too bad dat he had to go dat way

Ogenah Boris said...

Now I get the real story

Vivian Reginalds said...

even if he was a HARD-CORE criminal, he steal pass AMECHI et al???
Why not imprison him??? are you God???
Who are you to kill another human???
Did you create him???
Is he worse than Bokoharam???

-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Abugu Livinus said...

Linda, it was really very hard reading this. Not because of how gruesome the account is; not even close! The grammatical errors are just out of this world; very poor sentence constructions, poor usage of verbs, tenses, lack of editing/editorial skills. This is a very very poor reporting. I love LIB but the people you employ to write or report on issues should be very serious minded individuals please!

RubyRose said...

Una see our police? Common investigation they cannot do, then what is their job? And they had the audacity and effonterey to release statement that they do not where it happened, I weep for this country of ours.
More of this Linda,way to go. Please bring back investigative journalism, I salute you.

ASAMPOKOTO said...

Linda you are annoying. First even the policewoman said she isnt aware of the case. secondly what's the point of bringin them to "book" if they will still be released to kill again. abeg sometimes be critical in your thinking. or is it because you live in banana and you're safe?

Odibe Blessing said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

omg! wat lies!! Linda no no no no!!! i dont believe it for a second, tell whomever has bribed u to say this boy was an older man to sing that shit to the choir and dummies like you. they murered a child and no amount of lies can cover it or wash it away. aNYWAY YOUNG OR OLD HES STILL YOUNG

Juliet Iwuno said...

Nna na wa o! Linda take note!

Iphie Abraham said...

Hmmmmmmm,na wa o. Fly wey no hear word na imm dey follow corpse enter grave











Lib addict#just passing#

OSINANL said...

The Hausa man tried...

evy claret said...

Police as usual, would claim not to be aware of the case


Eva Da Diva...

Mac Speed said...

This is inhuman.

Anonymous said...

THIS SEXY PHOTOS CAN MAKE YOU POUR…SEE

Anonymous said...

EVEN AT THAT WE SHOULD NOT TAKE LAW IN OUR HANDS

HMMMM...... THE DPO WONT KNOW ABOUT THE CASE, BUT SHE IS AWARE POLICE MEN USUALLY COLLECT 50 50 NAIRA FROM COMMERCIAL BUSES THAT CAUSES TRAFFIC IN ORILE BUS STOP.

WHAT A COUNTRY!!!

APPLE said...

LIB good job you are doing. I like the idea of updates on stories, this is one thing Nigerian journalists don't do.

Esther Otobong said...

The DPO is not aware because she did not do her job. Useless police force in Nigeria. She must be investigated since crime rate is high in that region. She is either not doing her job or benefitting from the crimes

peterpan said...

So now that you all have heard the story first hand you can now put closure on your hypocritical judgements. I don't support jungle justice , I support a change in the way we think as a people and life would be a lot better for us. P.s this goes out to each and everyone of us from the president, to the people and to even thieves like this young man. Nobody deserves to die this way, and nobody also deserves to be stabed and robbed too. God help us all. Amen

Nma Akanno said...

I bet if the boy was from the north he wouldn't insist on killing him. Wicked souls.

Anonymous said...

Well said.#CEO#

sholetoga said...

Thieves minus one . RIP......there's nothing for you to steal in hell

Anonymous said...

I hope they stab your mom, rape you then allow you to do justice in Jesus name so we can atleast know how you will react, since you sit behind social media as a judge

Anonymous said...

Can u imagine? Shouldn't that DPO be dropped from the police force? She does not know kee? Why won't jungle justice continue? When the people know that police is not the their friend at all? God have mercy on our useless police people. Imagine the corpse left there for almost a week

parrot said...

Who stole your future? Why so bitter?

Anonymous said...

Oga go and start your own blog or rather send ur cv to linda so she could employ you to write for her. What nonsense!!! even cnn make mistake

Anonymous said...

Dont be silly!!! Linda gave her own opinion. You should give yours and stfu...

Anonymous said...

You must be very wicked!
Just give your life to Christ and stop being bitter.

Eazzy Pompey said...

Nigeria police no dey try at all. Anyway God dey.

Anonymous said...

Are you minding all these useless police. They know criminals have been terrorising innocent people in that area yet they dont go there to patrol and protect innocent people. All they know how to do is sit in their office and be collecting bribes from people. I hope the Lagos government will put police there to be protection that area so those criminals can let innocent people feel safe.

Rahmon Bello said...

Our youth are incinerated for being “suspected cultists”, A child is getting burnt in the street for stealing Garri and yet those who have looted our country, pillaged our pockets and mismanaged our lives are living just opposite us in their mansions where they throw us the crumbs off their tables and all we do is hail them “baba oo!”, shower them with prayers and vote them in the next elections to enable them continue from where their fathers stopped before they went 6 feet deep with their thick fat bellies in their gold-plated coffins.
We need to realize that our problem is not that child that stole…it’s not those young men. We have all in one way fallen victim to these demons in high places, they are the problem!
They are the reason that child was not in school, they are the reason he was hungry, they are the reason WE could have placed so much value on garri or whatever he supposedly stole as much as to take his LIFE (in such animalistic manner). They are the problem! And we are the cause of the problem because we keep putting them in the position to hurt us over and over again.
We need a revolution (mostly mental though) to enable us recognize the enemies and not see a fellow victim as one. We are all one in this struggle…When will we unite? (remember if “one will chase a thousand, two will chase ten thousand”…what can over 175 million do?)
Our enemies are getting fat and we are here killing ourselves for wanting to survive. Nigerians, Think and Unite!

Anonymous said...

It still doesnt warrant killing him and taking law into their hands. They should have handed him over to the police and allow the police do their jobs by arresting him and sending him to jail. Hausa people too like death sef. Any little provocation must result to killing in the hausa world. Stmcheew

Anonymous said...

In some parts of the post, Linda gave the exact speech of the semi-literate people she interviewed that live in that area. She or her employees did not write it. Receive some sense pls

Anonymous said...

If the federal government makes education free and compulsory at nursery, primary and secondary school level as it is done abroad, i dont think that young boy will be on the streets stealing. If our politicians didnt loot our billions of naira and destroyed our economy, i dont think that boy will be on the streets with a knife as a gangstar desperate to survive. Whatever his age or whatever he did, i still do not support jungle justice because you that is killing him cannot say you have never sinned in his life. God creates lives and takes life. You have no right to take another person's life no matter what. #SAY NO TO JUNGLE JUSTICE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!!!

Ujulabelle C said...

It is well.

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