The Abia State Police Command has restated its warning against engaging in any form of jungle justice throughout the state. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Maureen Chinaka, emphasized the need for reporting suspected criminals to the authorities for investigation rather than resorting to lynching.
Chinaka, speaking during a radio sensitization program, addressed recent reports of jungle justice incidents in various areas of the state. This included the tragic case of Ikechi Kalu, who was allegedly lynched for stealing a motorcycle in a clan of Arochukwu LGA. The victim, a father of one, was reportedly apprehended by youths, “convicted” without due process, and set on fire with tires.
In response, Chinaka urged Abia residents to report any suspected criminals or individuals accused of breaking the law to the police. She stressed the importance of allowing law enforcement agencies to handle such matters in accordance with established legal procedures. Additionally, she mentioned that individuals involved in acts of jungle justice have already been apprehended, and efforts will continue to arrest more offenders.
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