Armed robbers set 12 year-old boy on fire

Armed robbers set a 12-year-old boy on fire, in order to prevent him from exposing them, the victim identified as Ojonugwa was reportedly set on fire by thieves in Ogugu, Olamaboro Local Government Area of the Kogi State last Saturday.

It was gathered that the young boy knew the thieves and because they were afraid that he might testify against them, they ordered him to lie on the floor and close his eyes, before setting him ablaze.

According to the source, Ojonugwa got up and threw himself into a drum of water as soon as the thieves sped off on their motorcycles.

The boy was rushed to the hospital for medical care.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Staff to Kogi State governor, Chief Edward Onoja, has visited the boy in the hospital.

Onoja who is from the same local government area with boy promised that the perpetrators of the crime would be brought to book.

He commended the boy for being brave enough to have jumped into a drum of water.

He assured Kogi indigenes that the effort put in place by government to curb criminality in the state will not be in vane, stressing that the hospital bill of the boy would be paid

However, all effort to speak with the Police Public Relation officer, Mr. William Ayah, as of the time of this report proved abortive.

Source : ( Punch Newspaper )


  1. Saheed Abdulahi1 month agoReply

    This should be a case sensitive matter that shouldn’t have been exposed until they get to the root of the matter. What if they have plan B hearing about his survival??

  2. Sobomabo whyte1 month agoReply

    So sad the crime rate in this country is too much tnk God the boy is still alive he would expose them to the police so they can be arrested

  3. stephen@3j81 month agoReply

    Those investigating the matter should make sure the is hidden because those thief can come back for him

  4. Abraham Eguaoje1 month agoReply

    The boy was very wise through that very act of his

  5. Abidemi Arogundade1 month agoReply

    These robbers are heartless. God will make him recover and expose them

  6. SON FRANCIS1 month agoReply

    Wonders shall never end ooo how can you set a young boy on fire in the name of exposing you people.

  7. Sunday Ajayi1 month agoReply

    I pray that God will expose them with their every l work

  8. Emiola Damilare1 month agoReply

    Wicked fellow heartless people they don’t even fear God na wa

  9. Waheed Ajagbe1 month agoReply

    Wicked people ,all in the name of wanting to be like their mate, they prefer to steal

  10. Okpara Chizoba1 month agoReply

    What a wicked world we live in, can you imagine what that boy will be going true

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