On Saturday morning, three suspected kidnappers have been burnt to death in Ikot Effio Okon Etim in Akpabuyo local government area of Cross River State.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the State Command, DSP Irene Ugbo, while confirming the statement, condemned the public’s actions in a press release titled Jungle Justice and its implications.
The statement stated, “The attention of the Commissioner of Police, Cross River State Command, has been drawn to the incessant mob action meted on criminal element across the state.
“It’s on the above, the Commissioner wishes to state unequivocally that no single person or group of persons has the right to maim or take the life of another person irrespective of the offence committed,” the statement added.
He advised residents against taking the laws into their hands that it contravenes the law of the federal republic of Nigeria.
“Consequently, the ugly incident which occurred early hours of Saturday, 17th October at Akpabuyo local government area where three suspected criminals were allegedly set ablaze is barbaric and strongly condemned.
“By this announcement, the Command warns members of the public always to weigh their actions in line with laws of the land. He added that perpetrators, when apprehended, will face the law,” the DSP Ugbo stated.