The teenager, identified simply as Sunkanmi, allegedly stole the local cooking stand known as “Adogan at 2.00 a.m. on Wednesday.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Catherine Anene, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Makurdi through a text message.
According to available information, the station was set ablaze at about 8am on Wednesday.
A witness told the News Agency of Nigeria that a third suspect escaped, however.
The burglar was said to have broken into a boutique along Obafemi Awolowo Way, Anifowoshe, Ikeja, opposite the local government council, attempting to cart away clothes and other valuables before he was caught in the act
The mob continued stoning the suspects while they were being returned to prison custody when the court adjourned sitting on the case
However, instead of paying, the debtor, identified as Coxson Lelebori Lucky, better known as Bright, raised a false alarm, which led to the killing of the students