The Paramount Ruler and Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi has charged law enforcement agencies in the state to be alive to their responsibility and always work for justice in the course of discharging their duties.
Oba Aladelusi spoke while receiving members of a group, United Global Resolve for Peace, who paid him a Thank You visit in his Palace, in Akure, the Ondo state capital, in appreciation of his continuous support and encouragement.
United Global Resolve for Peace is a group committed to peace, human rights and preaches against jungle justice in the society.
The monarch cautioned the law enforcement agencies, especially the police against subverting justice while performing their functions, noting that when there is no justice there will not be peace.
He further admonished members of the society not to take law into their hands but always respect human life.
The Deji particularly commended the group for its effort, saying this is yielding positive result.
He reiterated his readiness to always support and partner the group to eradicate incident of jungle justice in the society.
The Paramount ruler called on those empowered by the law to protect lives and property as well as dispense justice to do so with the fear of God without bias, stressing that a biased country cannot progress.
The monarch who disclosed that mob action must be discouraged also urged the law enforcement agencies to be alive to their responsibility in the interest of the society.
The Executive Director, United Global Resolve for Peace, Mr. Olaseni Shalom, explained that the group was committed to peace, liberty, human rights, justice, equity and good governance, adding that the advocacy became necessary going by rampant cases of jungle justice in the society.
He specifically commended the Deji of Akure land for his continuous support and encouragement, adding that his partnership with the group has made the group record many successes in the city and beyond.
Shalom expressed joy that since the group started its advocacy in the state capital no case of jungle justice recorded, advising the general public, especially the youth to sustain the tempo.
He noted that the visit was to appreciate the Deji for his full support and encouragement which has helped the group to achieve success in the campaign against jungle justice in Akure in particular.
He disclosed that about 100 volunteers, all indigenes of Akure, have joined the group to further support the campaign.
Shalom called on other traditional rulers in the society to emulate Deji’s exemplary leadership style to ensure peace and development in the society.
He also thanked the police in the state for the cooperation received so far.