Following the killing of three suspected robbers by an irate mob along Hospital road in Akure, the Ondo State Police Command has warned people against acts of jungle justice.
Three suspected armed robbers who allegedly stole two motorcycles at gunpoint were attacked by some youths in Akure yesterday.
The suspects who were badly injured by the mob were later rescued from the scene by the police but died before they got to the hospital.
Spokesman of the State Police Command, Femi Joseph condemned the attack, describing it as illegal.
He noted that the police would not condone such act, stressing that the perpetrators would be brought to book to serve as a deterrent to others.
"At about 8am yesterday along hospital road, we were told a three man gang was caught while trying to steal an Okada. In the process, the owner raised an alarm which attracted some members of the public." " In no time a mob descended on the suspects and beat them to a pulp. They sustained what I could described as third degree injuries.
"We tried to rush them to hospital but they died midway."
Joseph said the police recovered from them a locally made pistol, they wanted to use to steal and a motorcycle they had earlier stolen.
"They are actually robbers but we are worried with the jungle justice meted out to them."
"This is against the law. We will apprehend all those who participate in the jungle justice because this is highly condemnable and reprehensible." Joseph said.