CP Ahmed Ammani, the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, has condemned in its entirety the mob action and extra-judicial killing of two alleged male criminal suspects by an angry mob along Bissala Road, Independence Layout, of the State on Wednesday afternoon.
Ammani ordered the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID) to carry out a discreet investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident and those involved.
He cautioned against such heinous and cruel acts that violate the provisions of the Constitution and other extant laws, especially as it concerns the inalienable rights of the person; and impedes the Command’s efforts at combating crimes and criminality in the State.
Ammani also described as untrue and unfounded the viral media report suggesting that the victims of the act of jungle justice were executed on are Policemen serving in the New Haven Police Division of the Command.
According to him, contrary to the report, available records only revealed that one of them, later identified as Ogbobe Benjamin, has long been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force as a Police Constable, for acts against discipline. Hence, he can never be seen or said to be a serving Policeman, as claimed.
This was disclosed in a statement by Daniel Ndukwe, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Enugu State, on Thursday.
He also urged citizens of the State to always be law-abiding and assist the Police in the fight against criminals and their activities, especially by arresting and handing over criminal suspects to the Police for further lawful actions, in line with the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, the amended Nigeria Police Act 2020 and other laws.
Enugu: CP reacts to jungle justice on 2 alleged criminal suspects, issues directive