The Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State Command, CP Amiengheme Andrew, has vowed to apprehend and prosecute perpetrators of jungle justice.
The Commissioner said this following the rising circumstances of jungle justice in Akwa Ibom State.
In a press assertion signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko MacDon, the Commissioner described jungle justice as a travesty of justice including that an harmless particular person may very well be killed within the course of.
The assertion learn in components, “The Commissioner of Police Akwa Ibom State, *CP AMIENGHEME ANDREW, fdc* is piqued by the current improve within the resort to jungle justice by some irate Mob within the State.
“The Commissioner of Police notes that jungle justice is a travesty of justice, because it doesn’t assure equity to anybody and will result in the demise of an harmless particular person(s).
“He sees the act as a descent into the Hobbesian state of anarchy and can subsequently not be tolerated because it negates the subsisting constitutional provisions and has no place in our legal justice administration.”
The CP appealed to members of the general public to be law-abiding and all the time handover suspected criminals when caught to the Police for prosecution.
Police threatens to prosecute perpetrators of jungle justice in Akwa Ibom