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Lawyer decries increasing cases of jungle justice

Barrister Adamu Muktar who was reacting to the recent burning of a suspected kidnapper in Kano, said it indicates the level of lawlessness the people…

Barrister Adamu Muktar who was reacting to the recent burning of a suspected kidnapper in Kano, said it indicates the level of lawlessness the people in the state have subjected themselves to; adding that if that is allowed to continue, it will pose a great threat to the safety of lives.

Barrister Muktar said the constitution has made it clear that every citizen has a right to fair hearing and that it is barbaric for the mob to take laws into their hands without adhering to the principles of fair hearing.

He faulted the security agencies for their inability to prevent the occurrence of such an unfortunate incident, stressing that the public rely on the security personnel for their safety and if a man can be lynched without the intervention of the police or other agencies, then the purpose for which they are there might be seen to have been defeated.

He called on the authorities in the state to investigate the matter and to bring to book those responsible for the heinous crime and urged citizens to desist from inciting mobs to commit crimes against fellow citizens.

“We cannot allow such occurrences to continue because it threatens the peace and stability of the state and we have to fight it before it destroys our mutual understanding and peaceful co-existence.

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