Police arrests 4 persons over alleged jungle justice in Lagos

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Police arrests 4 persons over alleged jungle justice in Lagos

May 15, 2022

Police in Lagos State has arrested four persons who allegedly carried out jungle justice on one David Imoh, 38, at Lekki Phase One area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Lagos State, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.

He said, “The incident happened on May 12, 2022. Four persons were arrested same day in connection with the act. We are on the trail of the fifth person, now at large.

“The victim is Sunday Imoh, 38 years old.

The suspects will be prosecuted. We will make sure they are fully prosecuted so that they will serve as deterrents to others.”

According to the PPRO, Jungle justice is not allowed in Lagos State.

He warned members of the public to guard against it.

“Don’t take the law into your hands,” he warned.

The victim was beaten by some suspected commercial motorcyclists operating within the Lekki Phase One area over disagreement on a N100 balance.

The disagreement resulted into a fight between Imoh and one of the commercial motorcyclists. (NAN)