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London Tonight wins Amnesty Award

Is this the boy who was the Torso in the Thames? Photo: ITN

Ronke Phillips has won a prestigious Amnesty Award for her exclusive 'Torso in the Thames' report for London Tonight.

Ronke travelled to Nigeria to ask..."Is this boy the Torso in the Thames?

The five-year-old’s identity has remained a mystery after he was smuggled into Britain and murdered in a voodoo-style ritual killing.

It's believed he was drugged with a ‘black-magic’ potion and sacrificed before being thrown into the Thames, where his torso washed up next to the Globe Theatre in September 2001.

Ronke spoke to Joyce Osiagede in Nigeria, the only person to be arrested in Britain as part of the Metropolitan Police inquiry.

Joyce claimed the boy in the picture above is Adam. She said his real name is Ikpomwosa.

London Tonight reporter Ronke Phillips in Nigeria Credit: ITN

Faye Nickolds, London Tonight Editor, said:

"Ronke has won the prestigious Amnesty International best nations and regions award for her London Tonight film Ikpomwosa: The Torso in the Thames.

The competition was tough and the judges commended her commitment and obvious talent in pursuing and telling a regional story, giving it a global context.

I am incredibly proud of her."

Watch the award-winning London Tonight programme below.

Ronke Phillips and Faye Nickolds collecting the award Credit: ITN