A human rights group, Talakawa’s Parliament has condemned the extrajudicial killing of 5 Nigerians allegedly accused of kidnapping within the Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State by some members of Owan East Vigilante Group.
The group gave the police 72 hours to fish out the vigilantes chargeable for the jungle justice.
This was disclosed on the weekend in a press launch signed by the Speaker and Spiritual Leader Marxist of the group, Kola Edokpayi, and Secretary, Comrade Imasuen Wilson Osawaru.
According to the assertion, the 5 individuals overwhelmed and burnt to dying by the vigilantes had been later found to be labourers.
The assertion learn, “The five Nigerians that were later discovered to be labourers were arrested, beaten and burnt to death by some members of a local vigilante group and hunters who accused the kidnap suspects of being responsible for the series of kidnappings at Otuo-Afuze Road, Owan East Local Government Area, even when they were not found with arms allegedly used for the kidnapping operation. We are yet to know the person that was allegedly kidnapped.”
The group frowned on a scenario whereby vigilantes who’re supposed to help the police in combating crime will arrest and execute suspects with out informing the police, whose job it’s to research and cost the suspects to court docket appropriately for trial.
Talakawa’s Parliament described the killing of the 5 labourers as jungle justice and genocide which should be condemned by rational folks.
It, nonetheless, referred to as on Governor Godwin Obaseki to set the equipment in place for the coaching of vigilantes bearing arms within the state.
They thereby gave the police 72 hours ultimatum to arrest and prosecute the vigilantes chargeable for killing the suspects.