By Adekola Afolabi
The Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi has cautioned members of the society against taking law into their hands but always respect human life.
Oba Aladelusi spoke while playing host to members of a Non-Governmental Organisation, United Global Resolve for Peace, who paid him an advocacy visit in his Palace, Akure, the state capital.
The Deji who attributed the increasing cases of jungle justice in the society to lack of confidence in the law enforcement agencies, however, advised the general public to exercise caution and always follow up any reported case of crime until justice is duly served.
He commended members of the organisation for their awareness campaign aimed at stamping out increasing cases of jungle justice in the society and appealed to the general public to respect human life.
The monarch who disclosed that mob action must be discouraged also urged the law enforcement agencies to be alive to their responsibility in the interest of the society.
Earlier, the Executive Director, United Global Resolve for Peace, Mr. Olaseni Shalom, said the organisation was committed to peace, liberty, human rights, justice, equity and good governance, adding that the advocacy became imperative going by rampant cases of jungle justice in the society.
While saying no to jungle justice Shalom particularly admonished all members of society to respect human rights, just as he solicited the support of all to have a safe society.
He emphasised that the organisation was an advocate of a society where the people cherish and respect human rights and dignity as well as a country where the rule of reigns supreme.
He called on the members of the public to always support the law enforcement agencies to ensure justice is done on any criminal brought to the police rather than blaming the police all the time.
The group also condemned the recent attacks on Igbokoda monarch and called on security agents to bring the perpetrators to book.
The Executive Director noted that the sensitisation campaign is a nationwide which would be taken to seven states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The sensitisation rally was taken round the state capital and terminated at the Governor’s Office, Alagbaka, Akure.