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By Vanessa Enofe
Nollywood screen goddess, Nse Ikpe-Etim tells her true life experience with jungle justice.
She expressed how ugly it was to see someone burnt alive instead of allowing the law to take its course. She added that her vacation turned nightmare when she saw someone burnt over N200.
She advised the general public to give the law a chance instead of resorting to jungle justice.
She said: “I’ll tell you my experience Jungle Justice. I took a night bus to Aba some years ago from Abuja to the fabric market.
“After I had walked around and seen for myself, I went back to the park and decided to have a beer.I brought out my laptop and started writing trying to blend in so I don’t look out of place.
“I was scared but knew that in a few hours, I would be back home.As I took a swig from my bottle and turned to my laptop, in a flash someone had lifted the bottle in pursuit of a young man.I heard screams of ‘onye oshi’ ‘thief’! that’s when I realized that the woman screaming had been robbed of her purse.
“The woman claimed she had only N200 and an umbrella in the purse. They pursued him, caught him and put a tire on his neck. They poured fuel on him and all I could do was beg the officers there to help him.
“They looked at me funny and struck the match.My journey to the nation’s capital was no longer the adventure I hoped it would be, it was my worst nightmare.This isn’t a movie. I’m talking about Jungle Justice in Nigeria.
“I think it’s sickening and sad. We cannot lose our humanity.If a man does wrong, please seek the hands of the law. Taking the law into your hands is barbaric and that’s not what we should be.”