Friday, 27 October 2017

Activist petitions Police IG over graduate who was burnt alive for alleged stealing.

A social activist and public affairs commentator, Solomon Semaka this morning said that he has petitioned the Inspector General of Police asking him to fish out those responsible for the jungle justice meted out on a graduate who was accused of stealing and was immediately set ablaze in Ikyurav-Ya, Kwande Local Government Area of Benue state. 
The graduate named Moses Bagu was said to have studied Agricultural Economics at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi. He was alleged to have stolen 15 thousand Naira, though there are different sides to the story. 

However, in a post on his Facebook wall earlier today, Semaka said:

"A graduate was burnt yesterday for allegedly stealing 15k and a computer by an illiterate irresponsible mob in Benue state.
Meanwhile, this same irresponsible youths follow up political office holders daily with frivolous requests to award them in one category or the other...for stealing billions of public fund..
This time around, I am pained by this dastardly act, I do not support crime but I do not see myself condoning greater evil by evil advocates in the name of fighting crime.....
This is not even about emotions or human sympathy. IT IS WRONG FOR ANYONE TO TAKE ANOTHER'S LIFE.
This morning, I have petitioned the inspector general of police to identify the people in the photos and prosecute them accordingly.
I believe it will serve as a deterrent and set a precedent to forestall future occurrences...
I will further petition president Buhari and the United Nations if the inspector general of police do not act"

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