A 12-year-old boy, identified simply as Ojonugwa was reportedly set on fire by thieves in Kogi state to prevent him from identifying them as those responsible for the theft of a mobile phone.
The young boy was said to have known 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.
According to multiple reports online, He did and they poured gasoline on him and set him on fire.
The thieves fled the scene immediately but fortunately for the young boy, he was able to drag himself into a drum of water, effectively quenching the fire.
He was treated at a hospital for his burns.