Oyo State Police Command has expressed concern over the spate of jungle justice being carried out in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
There has been an upsurge in jungle justice recently in Ibadan, following the recent #EndSARS protest. There is hardly a week that one person or more will not be lynched by irate mob.
The mobs usually attack their victims over suspected cases of theft, robbery, kidnapping and burglary.
On Monday, no fewer than two people were set ablaze in different parts of Ibadan.The third person could have been killed but the timely intervention of Amotekun personnel saved him.
Expressing worry over the ugly trend, the Oyo State Police Command in a statement issued on Tuesday by its spokesperson, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, condemned the recurring jungle justice, describing it as a dangerous signal.
“Two persons were set ablaze by angry mob at Asas, Molete and Oke Ado areas of Ibadan on Monday, December 28 at about 9am, while one other was rescued by the Amotekun team and handed over to the Police. He is being treated at the Police Clinic, Eleyele.
“Investigation has commenced into the matter to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the action of the angry mob. Act of jungle justice is condemned in strong term as this has become a recurring decimal in the state.
“If allowed to continue unabated, it will degenerate and the society will not be able to curb it.
“Innocent lives will be terminated unjustly. Consequent upon this, the Commissioner of Police therefore warns those taking law into their hands to stop forthwith before the long arm of law catches up with them,” Fadeyi said.