Nollywood actor, Alex Ekubo has cried out over the current situation in Nigeria and the trend of jungle justice among people.
While the country was still mourning Deborah Samuel, a student in Sokoto burnt by religious fanatics, a group of Okada riders within the Lekki axis of Lagos State burnt a sound engineer, named Davido, over disagreement.
In a lengthy post shared on his Instagram page, Alex Ekubo said he woke with so much pain in his heart, stating that there is so much anger and frustration in the land.
While questioning how Nigerians got to the point of jungle justice, Alex Ekubo opined that almost everyone is two seconds away from turning into a werewolf.
According to Alex Ekubo, the Nigerian constitution provides that everyone has the right to life and when a group of persons take laws into their hands by assaulting or executing criminals, they are guilty of taking life.
Alex Ekubo added that lawmakers need to put in place and enforce stringent laws to abolish jungle justice because it’s barbaric, inhumane & uncivilized.
He wrote: “I woke up this morning with so much pain in my heart, Nigeria how did we get here, there is so much anger & frustration in the land”.
“Almost everyone is 2 secs away from turning into a werewolf. Pls I am begging, this #JungleJustice trend needs to stop”.
“Today is Deborah & David, tomorrow it can be me, you or someone close to home, take a minute & think about it”.
“Like how are you going about your business, & suddenly you stop to mob, lynch & set another human being ablaze, in the public glare of everyone, you need to be evaluated in a mental institution, arrested & locked away PERMANENTLY, you are a menace to society & not fit to coexist, Who died & made you judge, jury & executor”.
“Also, Section 319 of the criminal code clearly stipulates that when a group of persons take laws into their hands by assaulting or summarily executing a suspected criminal, they are guilty of the offense of assault punishable by 1 year imprisonment, or murder which is punishable by death”.
“Lawmakers needs to put in place & enforce stringent laws to abolish jungle justice, it’s barbaric, inhumane & uncivilized”.