A teenager was on Monday, September 4, beaten to death at Imota, Ikorodu, Lagos State for allegedly stealing an engine block.
It was learnt that the 16-year-old boy, Ayuba Agboola, was doused with beating to a state of coma.
The Nation also reports that he then died at a hospital where he was taken to.
It was gathered that the incident occurred around 10pm on that day at Ogunyombo Street, Imota.
The deceased’s father, Musibau Agboola, who reported the incident to the police, accused Sesan Adebola, 20, Samuel Ajejiowon, 20, Akeem Limina, 22, Sunday 23 and Olanike Jenyo, 20 of committing the act.
Speaking on the incident, the Lagos state command’s spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), said some of the people who carried out the mob action had been arrested and detained.
He said: “The scene of the crime was visited and photographs were taken. The corpse was deposited at Ikorodu General Hospital mortuary for autopsy. Investigation is ongoing.”