Police Arraign 17 over Jungle Justice in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command, on Tuesday arraigned 17 suspects arrested in connection with an attack on a house at Ijaye Area Abeokuta on Monday 21st April.
The suspects were charged to Magistrate  court 1 Isabo Abeokuta  for Malicious Damage, Conspiracy and Conduct Likely To Cause Breach of The Peace in a case with charge No MA/273C2014. They were however granted bail and the case was  adjourned to 25th June 2014.
The suspects were among the  angry youths who  attacked the house of one retired Deputy Superintendent of Police at Ijaye Abeokuta for alleged ritual purposes and went on rampage to the extent of damaging  some items in the house and launched attacks on the police, community leaders  and other security agents at the scene  after series of  confirmation that the house was not a ritualist  den  and several pleas from prominent people in the area for calm.
The Commissioner of Police, Ogun State, CP Ikemefuna Okoye had condemned the act via a statement signed by DSP Muyiwa Adejobi. The CP condemned the act of attacking innocent individuals for wrong and unconfirmed allegation of kidnap or child stealing in the state; and ordered that anyone caught engaging in jungle justice be arrested and charged to court so as to serve as deterrent to others who are fond of doing so, particularly  beating up  persons of unsound mind and the likes.
CP Okoye also assured the general public of the Police Command’s commitment to  promote justice in all  cases brought to its notice with a view to strengthening  people’s trust and confidence in the police.

Author: NewsAdmin

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