14-year-old Prince Odum of Amuzukwu Ibeku in Abia state, who was set ablaze by his own mother because he stole a neighbor’s MP3, has died.

He died in the early hours of today June 26th at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia where he was being treated for the serious burns he sustained.

According to neighbours, the woman, Chinyere Odum is known to flog Prince, who is her only son, with fire wood.

It was gathered that she took the extreme action because the boy stole a neighbor’s MP3 player.

She was said to have tied Prince up before setting him on fire.

Chinyere, who has a history of beating the victim with firewood, was subsequently apprehended and handed over to the police.

However, in a twist of events, Prince pleaded that his mom should be freed, as he was at fault for stealing.

He has now passed on and she is still in detention.

The 14-year old boy set ablaze by his mother in Abia state has died

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