Two alleged kidnappers were saved by Delta State Police Command agents from being killed by a mob in Warri.
Residents nabbed the suspects for kidnapping a 17-year-old child, according to the command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, who made this announcement in a statement on Sunday, August 21.
Oti Shevire and Amos, the accused, admitted to the crime during questioning and guided police to their hiding place where the victim was saved.
According to the PPRO, the state’s commissioner of police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, has warned the public to avoid jungle justice and warned that doing so is illegal and punishable by law.
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“On 17/8/2022 at about 1345hours, Policemen attached to Eagle-Net patrol team while on visibility and confidence building patrol along Effurun roundabout, Warri, saw a large crowd beating two boys,” the statement read.
“The Police rushed to the scene and rescued the boys from the mob. On the spot inquiry, it was discovered that they were suspected kidnappers. A woman also accused the boys of kidnapping her 17 year old son earlier that day
“The two suspects, Oti Shevire ‘m’ aged 32years and Amos (surname unknown), upon interrogation, confessed to the crime and led the Policemen to their hideout, where the victim was rescued, and is currently receiving treatment. Suspects are in custody and investigation is ongoing.
“The CP wishes to use this medium to disabuse the minds of residents in the State from jungle justice, as no one has the right to take laws into his or her hands, as anyone found culpable will face the full wrath of the law. The CP assures Deltans that the Command is determined to reduce crime to the barest level in the State. He adjured residents to trust the process and believe in the Command as criminal arrested will go unpunished.”