Stop Jungle Justice, IGP Warns
The Nigeria Police Force had on February 6 arrested six suspects for beating a 24-year-old woman accused of stealing a cell phone in Benin.
The suspects went as far as stripping the young lady and forcing pepper into her private part.
A video of the abuse went viral as civil society groups mandated the police in Edo state to fish out the culprits and get justice for the victim.
Swiftly, men of the Edo state Police command went on a manhunt for the suspects who are mostly men, but the police are not stopping there.
The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu has now warned Nigerians to steer clear of human rights violations and all manner of impunity and jungle justice.
He warned that henceforth violators of the rights of human persons would be dealt with in accordance with the law.
Adamu expressed concern over all manners of dehumanising treatment meted out to Nigerians by unscrupulous persons.
He said that the police would not condone any act of impunity and all forms of inhuman treatment in the country.
He said that the police under his watch would do everything possible and within the ambit of the law to end the scourge and effectively prosecute all offenders.
A statement by the Force spokesman, ACP Frank Mba disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja.
Adamu said that all cases of human rights violation and jungle justice should be reported to the nearest relevant authority.
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