The FCT police command has warned members of the public against taking the laws into their hands or resorting to jungle justice in any criminal or alleged criminal situations.
The command gave the warning in a statement issued by its Spokesman, SP Josephine Adeh following the action of a mob who almost lynched a man over an allegation he “stole” the private part of three men in Abuja recently.
She explained the incident surrounding the alleged disappearance of the men’s private part.
“This follows an incident of alleged missing male organ on 23/09/2023 at about 1614hrs of the trio of Muhammad Aminu ‘m’ 17yrs, Ibrahim ‘m’ 25yrs and Lawal Salisu ‘m’ who claimed to have had an uncommon feeling around their manhood after sharing a body contact with one Ahmed Haruna ‘m’ 50 yrs around Karshi area.
“The suspect was almost being lynched by irate youths when the Police operatives attached to Karshi Division acting on actionable intelligence swiftly mobilized to the scene and rescued the suspect from the mob.”
According to SP Adeh, jungle justice only breeds lawlessness and disruption of public peace in an already existing peaceful environment.
She quoted the Commissioner of Police, FCT, CP Haruna G. Garba psc, as enjoining members of the public to follow the legal and appropriate channel to express grievances whenever the need arises, as the FCT Police Command is committed to preserving the peace and security of all.
“He equally urges the public to promptly report distress calls and complaints through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883. Additionally, the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB).”