The Lagos State Police Command has located the remains of boy 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 that was reported and that he and two members of his gang had attacked a victim with a machete in order to snatch his wallet and mobile phone .
“ In the course of the police investigation , it was discovered that the fellow that was lynched in the video was an adult. The police found his decomposing body in a canal somewhere in the Orile area. He was an adult of between 20 and 25 years .
“ It was also found out that his gang members had been operating in the area for a while. Some of the gang members had, at one time or the other , been arraigned in court and through the judicial process of securing bail , found themselves out again.
“ During this particular incident , the mob collected the machete from the suspect and attacked him . In as much as we condemn all acts of impunity and people taking laws into their hands , you will agree that what happened was a societal problem .
“ It would not be charitable to put the blame on the police . It is a menace that all of us should fight . The police will continue to make arrests when crimes are committed , ”