The Lagos State Police Command confirmed on Sunday it has arrested a 10-year-old boy for allegedly strangling his 10-year-old mate to death during a football match.

The Command’s spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the arrest to newsmen, said the Ejigbo Police Division received the information on Friday at about 6.20pm, Daily Post reports.

He said the father of the deceased reported the case to the police that his son, Israel Ogunleye, 10, was playing football with some boys at Oluwole Street, Powerline in Ejigbo area, where the mother of the boy has her shop located.

According to the PPRO, the father reported that his son had an argument with one of the boys, who is also 10 years old.

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He said the report alleged that the 10-year-old suspect held the neck of his son and strangled him until he died.

“Based on the report, a team of detectives visited the scene and photographed the place and corpse. The corpse was taken to the General Hospital Isolo, where the doctor on duty confirmed him dead,” Hundeyin said.

“The body was transferred to the mortuary for post-mortem examination, and the suspect is in police custody and investigation is in progress,” he said.