Actor Alex Ekubo has expressed worries over the recent trend of jungle justice across the country.
While reacting to the recent killing of Sokoto student, Deborah Samuel, and sound engineer, David in Lagos, Alex said the trend needs to stop.
His post reads
”I woke up this morning with so much pain in my heart, Nigeria how did we get here, there is so much anger & frustration in the land.
Almost everyone is 2 secs away from turning into a werewolf.
Pls, I am begging, this #JungleJustice trend needs to stop.
Today is Deborah & David, tomorrow it can be me, you, or someone close to home, take a minute & think about it.
Like how are you going about your business, & suddenly you stop to mob, lynch & set another human being ablaze, in the public glare of everyone, you need to be evaluated in a mental institution, arrested & locked away PERMANENTLY, you are a menace to society & not fit to coexist.
Who died & made you judge, jury & executor.
Section 33(1) of the Nigerian constitution provides that “every person has right to life & no one should be deprived intentionally of his life”
Also, Section 319 of the criminal code clearly stipulates that when a group of persons takes laws into their hands by assaulting or summarily executing a suspected criminal, they are guilty of the offense of assault punishable by 1-year imprisonment, or murder which is punishable by death.
More often than not, innocent people are the victims of jungle justice.
We are still trying to find #JusticeForDeborah now we also seeking #JusticeForDavid, we can’t keep losing Nigerian youth to senseless killings.
Lawmakers need to put in place & enforce stringent laws to abolish jungle justice, it’s barbaric, inhumane & uncivilized.
May God comfort the families/friends of the deceased in ways that only him can.