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Oyo police express concern over jungle justice

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
30 December 2020   |   3:18 am
The Oyo State Police Command, yesterday, expressed concern over rising incident of jungle justice in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, following the recent #EndSARS protests.

The Oyo State Police Command, yesterday, expressed concern over rising incident of jungle justice in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, following the recent #EndSARS protests.

The Guardian learnt that a week hardly passes these days without lynching of one or more persons by irate mob over suspected cases of theft, robbery, kidnapping and burglary.

No fewer than two people were set ablaze in different parts of Ibadan on Monday, while the third person escaped being killed due to timely intervention of Amotekun men.

Expressing concern over the trend, the Oyo State Police Command in a statement issued by its Spokesman, Olugbenga Fadeyi, condemned the recurring jungle justice, which he described as ‘a dangerous signal’.

Angry mob burnt two persons at Asas, Molete and Oke Ado areas of Ibadan on December 28, 2020 about 9:00a.m., while one other was rescued by the Amotekun team and handed over to the police now being treated at the Police Clinic in Eleyele.

“Investigation has commenced into the matter to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the mob action. Jungle justice is a condemnable act, as this has become a recurring decimal in the state.

“If allowed to continue unabated, it will degenerate and the society will not be able to curb it as innocent lives will continue to be terminated unjustly.

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