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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Police Warn Lagosians Against Jungle Justice

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has warned residents of the state to desist from carrying out jungle justice. Owoseni, in a press release, said the warning became necessary following incidents recorded after the discovery of underground ritual dens in the state.

On 8 August, two persons suspected to be ritualists were set ablaze and some buildings vandalised at Ajala Bus-Stop, Ijaiye-Ojokoro area of Lagos.

And two days later, some persons attempted to carry out jungle justice on some destitute persons suspected to be ritualists at Ile-Zik Bus Stop, along Old Abeokuta Road.

The suspects were, however, saved by the quick intervention of the police and sister agencies.

Owoseni said jungle justice was unlawful, adding that vital evidence that could aid investigation were often destroyed in the process.

According to the police commissioner, jungle justice, aside being a violation of the law, dents the image of the state.

He said that all those arrested in connection with the aforementioned cases would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

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