[The Injustice Blog] Can two wrongs lead to a greater good?

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, it was reported that a Police Inspector with the Adamawa State Command was killed along the Wuro-Dole-Pariya Road in Girei Local Government area of the state.

Eyewitness account reports that the man was killed by an angry mob after he killed a passenger in a vehicle. The late police inspector according to eyewitnesses, asked for a N100 bribe from a motorist, but he got N50; he rejected it and got angry.

This rejection led to a hot argument between the officer and a passenger resulting in a loose gun that killed one, injuring others. His attempt to escape after committing the dastardly act was thwarted by the mob and he was lynched immediately.

The scenario above is an everyday occurrence in our society which has sent many to a journey of no return. Countless Nigerians have lost their lives to the carelessness of trigger-happy cops as a result of the inability to pay a bribe or other mundane issues.

Over the years, several IGPs have made attempts to stop this acts of unnecessary shooting which hasn’t produce enough result. Despite the fact that some officers are cooling off their heels in several prisons across the country, others have refused to learn.

In the same vein, the behaviour of some Nigerians that have embraced lynching of alleged criminals and other individuals caught in the act of stealing or other anti-social act calls for caution. This abominable and condemnable act now has an unnecessary footing in our society.

From Lagos to Ibadan to Kano to Abakaliki the story is the same. The only condition that could save an individual is for the shout of “ole, thief” not to rent the air. The moment such is heard, the next action will be unbelievable – as diesel, petrol, tyres, sticks among others will be brought and in less than ten minutes, the deed is done.

A human being is roasted alive while others are beaten to death with clubs and matchets.

These two acts are both condemnable. The decision of the police officer to shoot the passenger is against the ethics of the police force same as the decision of the public to lynch the recalcitrant officer.

Jungle justice is a criminal offence which should be discouraged among Nigerians.

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