By Charles Nwoke, Cross River, Nigeria
October 20, 2020
Post created 19/10/2020
The gruesome murder of three suspected kidnappers has been condemned by Cross River State Command of the Nigerian police, stressing that no individual or group has the right to kill another person irrespective of their offense.
The reaction is coming on the heels of the three kidnap suspects that were extrajudicially murdered by an angry mob at Ikot Effiom Okon Etim, in Akpabuyo LGA on Saturday.
“They were mobbed on the spot by irate youth because Akpabuyo was suddenly becoming unsafe and notorious for kidnapping, so the people didn’t want to take chances at all.
“They had to behead the suspect on the spot while setting their headless bodies ablaze with the two motorcycles they came with for the operation,” the source said.
“It is on the above, the Commissioner wishes to state unequivocally that no single person or group of persons has the right to maim or take the life of another person(s) irrespective of the offense committed.
“He further advised residents against the infraction of the extant laws. thereby taking laws into their hands which negates citizen’s rights and contravenes the constitutional provisions of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Consequently, the ugly incident which occurred early hours of Saturday 17/10/2020 at Akpabuyo Local Government Area, where three (3) suspected criminals were allegedly set ablaze is barbaric and strongly condemned.
“By this announcement, the command warned members of the pubic to always weigh their actions in line with laws of the land. He added that perpetrators’ when apprehended will face the law. Help the police to serve you better especially in this hazardous situation, please,” she stated.