Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Adeoye, has warned residents of the state against engaging in jungle justice.
Adeoye stated that the command would no longer condone situations when people engage in jungle justice by lynching suspects to death without trial.
He also described any mob lynching of crime suspects as bestial and worse than their victims.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra State, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, quoted the police commissioner in a statement on Friday.
Ikenga in the quote said that perpetrators would be charged with murder.
The PPRO also revealed that two suspects have been arrested for involvement in a recent mob lynching that resulted in the death of suspected criminals.
“Someone steals a phone and a mob kills him. The sentence for stealing a phone is three years imprisonment.
“Those who lynch commit murder which carries the death penalty because the Courts have not delegated anyone outside the Judiciary to try, convict, and execute suspects,” he said.