Plateau government warns youths against jungle justice

Plateau commissioner for youth and sports, Lawandi Datti, has warned youths against jungle justice and advised them to report their concerns to constituted authorities.

Mr Datti stated this when he visited the family of the late Fwinbe Gofwan, who was gruesomely murdered by a mob in Jos on September 25.

Mr Gofwan, a minibus driver, was murdered by a mob for no fault of his.

The commissioner urged the youth to be law-abiding citizens and avoid taking laws into their hands.

He commended the police for arresting one of the suspects.

Mr Datti extended his condolences to the deceased’s family and Plateau youth.

The deceased’s father, Thomas Gofwan, thanked the commissioner for the condolence visit, which he described as consoling.

Mr Gofwan, however, called on the Plateau government to ensure that the perpetrators of the heinous crime were brought to justice.

John Gobak, former secretary to the government of Plateau, described the murder of Fwinbe Gofwan as a devastating episode.

Mr Gobak, the friend of the deceased’s father, said Mr Gofwan was an industrious and receptive young man who cared about people.

“He loves people. He’s always relating well with people. He was an amiable personality that was ready to do anything to assist others. Government should deal ruthlessly with those arrested in accordance with the provisions of the law to serve as a deterrent to others,” he urged.


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