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IS JUNGLE JUSTICE THE ANSWER?


Jungle Justice is the concept and act of disregarding the rules of law and taking law into one's hands; it is also the act of handing suspected criminal over to the hands and mercy of an angry mob.

Jungle justices can be further described as punishment carried out by individuals on a suspected criminal without legal authority where such criminal will experience a lot of pain before life finally leaves him/her

This development started in Nigeria close to a decade ago and still no solution from the government. In section 33 in the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria states that

 " Every person has the right to life,and no one shall be deprived intentionally of his life, save the execution of the  sentence of a court in respect of a criminal offence of which he has been found guilty in Nigeria

Jungle justice is barbaric and ought not be viewed as an answer when a suspected criminal is caught. Nigerian government needs to work on the justice system, so that this act will be stopped

There are some reasons why jungle justice is never the answer.

*Jungle justice is never justifiable -:

Nobody has the privilege or right to take the live of another human regardless of who you are. Extra judicial killing is synonymous to injustice because ironically, this supposed suspects are denied the option to be legitimized in the Court of law

* The innocent also suffer, there is always someone who would be at the wrong place at the wrong time,who will mixed into this unfortunate circumstances

*Jungle justice or not crime still persist :
Jungle justice has been the old way committed to discouraging hardened criminal to stop their ways.
But the efforts still proves futile despite everything demonstrated, there are still criminals all over the place and the Jungle justice system cannot do anything to stop crime completely.

Conclusion
Jungle justice has not and can not be the answer. The security agencies that should be accountable for the justice  framework are most certainly not. Jungle justice should be a punishable offense and  anybody found guilty is ought to be punished by law


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