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Ojonugwa after the sad incident (Photos:Onogwu Galacticus)

A 12-year-old boy identified as Ojonugwa has survived after heartless armed robbers set him ablaze in Ogugu, Olamaboro Local Government Area of the Kogi State after he recognized the criminals.

Onogwu Galacticus who shared the story on social media revealed that the young boy had recognized the criminals who came to steal and for the fear of testifying against them, they grabbed the boy, rode on their motorcycle to a distant place, dropped the boy, asked him to lie flat and cover his eyes.


The boy obliged, the three thieves drew gasoline from their motorcycle poured on Ojonugwa and lit him up just to kill the evidence.

It was gathered that Ojonugwa then dragged himself and dived into a drum of water after the assailants thought it was the end for him and abandoned him. Kogi state Chief of Staff, Mr. Edward Onoja paid the young boy a visit at the hospital to show support.


Ojonugwa has been transferred from a hospital in Lokoja to Abuja where he is receiving adequate treatment.

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