Jungle justice: Lagos vows to deal with perpetrators

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BY ABDULWAHAB  ABDULAH

Lagos—Lagos State government has threatened to punish any resident who attempted to carry out jungle justice on suspected criminals in the state.

In a statement by the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Ade Ipaye, made available to Vanguard at the weekend, it noted that in recent times, Lagosians have embarked on the habit meting out instant punishment by lynching, burning or killing suspected criminals.

The Attorney-General warned that the full weight of the law would be brought to bear on anyone caught engaging in jungle justice, no matter what the alleged criminal have done.
According to him, nobody has the right to take another person’s life as guaranteed by natural justice and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, except by an order of the court.

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