A 12 year old Kogi state boy identified as Ojonugwa is currently being treated for burns he suffered after being set ablaze by thieves who stole a mobile phone and did not want him to recognize them.
He was reportedly kidnapped by the thieves in Ogugu, Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi state, where the incident happened, and transported on a motorcycle to another location, where he was made to lie down, and keep his eyes shut.
Online media reports that he obeyed the criminals who proceeded to pour petrol on him and set him ablaze. They fled the scene, leaving him behind.
He was able to drag himself into a contained filled with water, which put out the fire.