Plateau police urges against reprisal attacks
From Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Plateau State Police Command has appealed to the people of the state to shun extrajudicial killings by way of reprisal attacks.
The Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede said an offended party in a criminal matter should always bring his complaint before the police for investigation and possible prosecution instead of taking laws into own hands.
He disclosed this while briefing journalists in Jos, warning members of the public to desist from meting out justice on perceived offenders as they are not members of the bench.
According to him, the public have the right to arrest but should thereafter hand over the suspect to the police, but should not hurt or kill him.
Over 24 suspects were paraded before newsmen with different criminal offenses; 10 were arrested for criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide on the 21st of August, 2019 at about when one Nanshep Ishaya of Nwur village in Zamko area of Langtang North Local Government Area reported to the Divisional Headquarters in Langtang on the 18th of August,2019.
He said the 10 people arrested conspired had taken one Nden Gungrnim aged 35 who they accused of being a wizard to a forest in Nwur, tortured, killed and buried him in a shallow grave.
The CP further explained that the suspects confessed to the commission of the crime and led detectives to the scene of the crime, where the body of the deceased was exhumed and taken to the Langtang General Hospital for autopsy.