On Sunday, the police in Lagos State reported that two individuals were subjected to "jungle justice" by a mob after they allegedly robbed a cashier at a POS in the Igando district of the state.
SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson for the command, confirmed the occurrence on Sunday in a verified tweet that was followed by the News Agency of Nigeria.
Hundeyin claimed that the incident occurred on July 4th and emphasised that the victims were set ablaze and burned beyond recognition by the mob.
”Police arrived at the scene but the mob had fled. The investigation has commenced,” he said.
The image maker, however, frowned at the action of the mob, wondering how to put a stop to the archaic and criminal practice.
Hundeyin said jungle justice was a criminal case in Nigeria, calling on members of the public to stop the crime.
He said rather, they should hand over the suspect to the police for prosecution.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson has commended crime reporters for doing a fantastic job in reporting the arrest of criminals in Lagos state.
He, however, urged judiciary correspondents to do more, to update Nigerians on the progress of prosecution of criminal cases in various courts in Lagos.
“This would halt the fallacy that, Police were collecting money and releasing suspects,” he said.