Police warn Ogun communities against jungle justice

Ogun council asks House of Assembly to intervene in boundary disputes

The Nigerian Police Force has warned communities in Ogun State against subjecting suspected criminals to jungle justice.

The state police command said anyone found involved in subjecting suspects to jungle justice, which it regards as unlawful and barbaric, will be arrested and prosecuted.

The command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, issued the warning at a workshop organized for the chairmen of the community development committees (CDCs) in the state,  by the state Community Development and Cooperative Ministry, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Oyeyemi directed the CDCs chairmen, to advise people in their communities against meting out punishment to any suspected criminal arrested in their domain.

Instead of jungle justice, the police spokesman asked them to hand-over any arrested suspect to the nearest police station, for prosecution.

Speaking at the event, Governor Ibikunle Amosun, represented by Deputy Governor Yetunde Onanuga, asked the CDC to operate in line with the global practices, promising that, his administration will continue to support them financially.

Community development and cooperative commissioner, Gbenga Adenmosun, commending the CDC in the state, asked them to create more community development associations under their jurisdiction, as well as, embark on self-help projects in their areas.

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