Two people have been arrested for involvement in a recent mob lynching that resulted in the death of a suspected phone thief in Anambra State.
This was made known on Friday by DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, saying the perpetrators would be charged with murder.
Ikenga also stated that the Commissioner of Police in Anambra, CP Aderemi Adeoye cautioned residents against taking laws into their hands in the event of crime.
The CP warned that the command would no longer condone situations where people engage in jungle justice by lynching suspects to death without trial.
He described any mob lynching of crime suspects as bestial and worse than their victims.
“Someone steals a phone, and a mob kills him. The sentence for stealing a phone is three years imprisonment.
“Those who lynch commit murder, which carries the death penalty because the Courts have not delegated anyone outside the judiciary to try, convict and execute suspects,” he said.