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Youths condemn police clarifies position on mob action in Edo

Some youths in Edo state have called on government and security agencies to curb the incidence of jungle justice and begin a campaign on the harmful effects of the menace.

The call is coming on the heels of the rising trend in mob killing in Nigeria.

Jungle justice is a form of public extrajudicial killing where an alleged criminal is publicly humiliated, beaten and executed by an angry mob.

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The killing of one David Imoh at Lekki Phase One area of Lagos state and last Friday’s killing of one Abdul Ganiyu at Auchi are cases of recent jungle justice that drew concerns to the menace.

Some youths in Benin city are condemning the act which they described as total disregard to the rule of law and human rights.

Abdul Ganiyu and another were alleged to have been involved in stealing in Auchi, Edo state where an irate mob beat Abdul Ganiyu to death and set fire on his body.

The public relations officer of Edo state police command Kontongs Bello while reiterating the position of the commissioner of police Abutu Yaro on zero tolerance to crime says the act of jungle justice was one that the Edo state police cannot condole and as such warned citizens to avoid taking laws into their hands.

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The police in Edo state has however assured that the perpetrators of jungle justice on Abdul Ganiyu will face the full wrath of the law as investigations were presently ongoing.

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