Police recover body of boy burnt in Orile

Police recover body of boy burnt in Orile

The Lagos State Police Command says it has located the charred remains of a robbery suspect who was burnt to death by a mob in the Orile area of the state. The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said the suspect was believed to be between 20 and 25 years old, and not a seven-year-old boy lynched over garri, which went viral on the social media.

Owoseni, who noted that the lynching occurred around 4am penultimate Saturday, said the police had contacted an emergency agency of the state government to remove the corpse.  PUNCH Metro had reported on Friday, November 18, that there was controversy over the death of  the teenager, who was burnt to death for stealing at the Alafia bus stop in the Orile area.

Our correspondent had reported that a mob at the bus stop caught the boy after he had allegedly stole a wallet, got a tyre and set him on fire. One of the witnesses had narrated that the suspect and two runaway accomplices attacked a pedestrian at the bus stop and stabbed him several times.

The suspect, in a video which went viral on the social media, was said to have been caught after his gang members escaped and burnt to death. The CP said it was wrong to put the blame on the police, as some members of the gang had been previously arrested, arraigned in court, but released on bail. Read more 

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