*warns against jungle justice
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Police Command on Monday warned against the prevalence of jungle justice in the state as two persons were set ablaze by an angry mob at ASAS Molete and Oke Ado areas of Ibadan.
New Nigerian gathered that the two persons were set ablaze by the mob “at about 0900 hrs, while one other was rescued by Amotekun team”.
Oyo State Police command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Gbenga Fadeyi in a statement in Ibadan said the “command has commenced investigation into the matter to ascertain the immediate and remote cause of the action of the angry mob”,
SP Fadeyi while disclosing that the rescued person was handed to the Police and treated at the Police Clinic Eleyele, lamented the spate of jungle justice in the state especially in Ibadan
“Notwithstanding, act of jungle justice is condemned in strong terms as this has become a recurring decimal in the state.When allowed to continue unabated, it will degenerate into what all and sundry will not be able to curb thereafter and many innocent lives will be terminated unjustly”, he said
The PPRO added, “consequent upon this, the Commissioner of Police therefore warns those that are taking laws into their hands should stop forthwith before the long hands of the laws caught up with them.”