The Federal Capital Territory Police Command rescued three alleged internet fraudsters from a mob in Abuja’s Lokogoma neighborhood.
Josephine Adeh, the Police Public Relations Officer in the FCT, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja.
She stated that the Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, Mr. Babaji Sunday, had warned the public about the dangers of jungle justice.
Sunday described the act of resorting to jungle justice to solve a problem as barbaric.
He stated that preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects were attacked by the mob after they attempted to defraud a female Point-of-Sale operator.
The suspects, who were rescued after prompt police intervention, are currently in police custody, according to the CP.
He stated that the incident occurred near Peace Court Estate on Lokogoma Road in Abuja.
The CP condemned the act and urged residents to file complaints so that legitimate and timely justice could be served.
He emphasized the importance of allowing justice to prevail at all times, regardless of the crime committed.
Sunday warned that self-help was illegal and punishable by law.
He stated that a thorough investigation was underway to determine the facts of the case.