Contrary to the norm especially in ghetto parts of Lagos, Nigeria where a suspected criminal would be forced to face jungle justice from an angry mob without consequences and repercussion to the members of the public who meted the ill treatment on the suspected criminal, 3 residents of Danfa near Accra, Ghana have been arrested by the police for subjecting 2 suspects to jungle justice.
According to the law, no one is confirmed a criminal and should not be treated as such until otherwise proven by law, however, the three men tied up a 51 year old identified as Kwaku Akorli,and one 28 year old Hope Hortor to a bamboo sticks which was submerged into a manhole filled with water after they were accused by the owner of a construction site where they worked of stealing iron rods.
Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mrs Effia Tenge, who confirmed the arrest of the 3 jungle justice suspects, told Graphic Online that the police received distress calls at about 1:30pm on Monday, November 26, 2018 and went to the scene immediately.
According to her, the two men were found tied separately to the bamboo sticks suspended over the manhole at the construction site where they had been working on the construction of a private building. Effia further disclosed that the rescued jungle justice victims who were weak and struggling to catch their breath were rushed to the hospital, while the owner of the building Manasseh Adzroku and his two accomplices Victor Harrison and Collins Amoako were arrested.