The Ogun State Police Command is presently looking for a bar manager, Mr. Bidemi Shittu, who reportedly poured petrol on his 13-year-old attendant, Ezekiel Emmanuel, and set him ablaze for allegedly stealing N1, 500. PUNCH Metro reports:
It was gathered that the manager took the action because the teenager reportedly stole N1,500 from him.PUNCH Metro learnt that the incident happened in the Akoka area of Ibafo, Ogun State, on Monday, February 9. Our correspondent gathered that the runaway suspect, Bidemi, who is married with children, was the manager of Golden Fingers Bar in the area, while Emmanuel was one of his attendants.
Our correspondent learnt that Bidemi, who had accused Emmanuel of theft on Sunday, allegedly tied the teenager’s hands and feet in a room in his bar till Monday, waiting for him to admit the offence.
It was gathered that on Monday, at about 11.30pm, Bidemi brought Emmanuel out to the front of the bar, poured petrol on the boy and set fire on him. Our correspondent learnt that some residents, who were out at the time, rescued the victim. They were said to have rushed Emmanuel to a private hospital in the area where he was initially treated before he was referred to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, the following day.