Reports reaching OYOGIST.com shows that a 13-year-old boy named Ifeanyi Umoke got burnt beyond recognition for allegedly stealing cooked rice in Ebonyi state.
Ifeanyi was caught trying to steal rice in the village market, he was then tied up, thrown into burning fire in a refuse dump in the market and was abandoned there.
“It took the intervention of sympathisers to rush him to AMURT hospital there in Effium, but due to the severity of the damages, the roasted boy was declined treatment. Efforts were thereafter made to bring him to AE-FETHA2 where he is currently battling between life and death” said Sampson Oko, an eyewitness.
When the perpetrators were interviewed, they said; “Ifeanyi has been in the habit of stealing cassava, yam and others. So this time, we caught him stealing our rice and we decided to teach him a lesson so that he will not come back to steal our food again”.