Edo Police orders investigation into Auchi Mob Action.
Written by News Room on May 16, 2022
The Edo State Police Command has ordered a thorough investigation into the barbaric and dehumanising act of jungle justice meted on an alleged suspect by some irate youths in Auchi, headquarters of Etasako West Local Government Area.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abutu Yaro gave the directive in a statement the command’s spokesman, Kintongs Bello issued yesterday, frowning at the jungle justice while reacting to the ugly incident.
The suspect, according to Investigation, was accused of theft and subsequently set ablaze by the mob, who arrested the victim as members of the vigilante group in the locality.
The statement said the police commissioner frowned at the action of the vigilantes, who instead of taking the suspect to the police for proper investigation and prosecution, aided the irate mob to burn the suspect to death for allegedly stealing without any recourse to the law.