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Thursday, 17 November 2016

My near brush with jungle justice - LIB reader shares his story

A LIB reader shares his story below...
The images of a person being lynched yesterday touched a nerve and social media has been all a-flutter with the usual outrage that accompanies such incidents, but that's as far as things ever get in this country of ours. All talk and talk but no walk. Twice I have been in the perfect situation to be a victim of jungle justice, luckily a bloodthirsty crowd wasn't readily on hand.
The first time was at Area 3, Abuja where a number of banks are clustered. I had gone to the bank with my mum as we both had business to do there. While in the banking hall, she asked me to help her go get something important she left in the car. I got to the carpark, matched to a car that looked exactly like hers and tried opening it, I was annoyed when it wouldn't open despite repeated attempts. I only realised my error when I checked the plate number. The car was parked on the same row and just a few cars away from my mum's. Same car, same colour, same everything but for the plate numbers. Imagine the owner of that car had arrived while I was trying to open it, I would have been caught as it were, red-handed. I had a similar experience that's even more terrifying when you think of it. I had arranged with my mum to pick me at a junction close to home on her way back from town. I got to the junction and called her, she told me to walk up a bit to where she was parked. I matched off in her direction and sighting a car I believed to be hers, I yanked the passenger's side open, a terrified male driver and his female companion shouted "Who's that?!". I was completely taken aback, I quickly looked up to discover that the car I was to enter was parked a few yards in front. In the dark night, I couldn't make out the colour of the car I had mistaken for my ride but the tail lights were all the same. I apologised to the passengers who may have been scared out of their wits and quickly walked off. That incident could have swung either way, what excuse did I have to open a stranger's car at night? No matter how incriminating circumstances may look, listen to both sides. Even the bible acknowledges human error in matters of judgement, that's why it says in Proverbs 18:17; "The first person to speak sounds right until the cross examination begins."

45 comments:

Ogenah Boris said...

It is heartbreaking

Uju Phil said...

Quite an ordeal...so sad! I pray something is done concerning this,it's really that bad!

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Hmmm

evy claret said...

It is well



Eva Da Diva...

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

God will help us


...merited happiness

Ohiren's Zone said...

No fucking comments!.

Nana Luv said...

a boy dat stole garri is obviously hungry..he could hv stolen something sweet or sugary bt he didn't n yet heartless soulless n devil incarnated individuals stoke life from him.

FRESH said...

Wow! Poster, you clearly are an impulsive person.Those should teach us a lesson to be really careful. "Look before you leap" is that saying advising us.

Anonymous said...

Twice u made same type of mistake. Please be very careful before yanking doors of cars or trying to open doors of cars u imagine to be ur mum's.

Nseabasi Ekpo said...

THIS STORIES DOES NOT FIT AT ALL; IF ANYTHING AWFUL HAPPENED TO THIS PERSON I WOULDN'T BLAME ANYBODY BUT YOU, BECAUSE IT SPEAKS OF SHEER CARELESSNESS IN BOTH CASES: SCENE 1: YES, YOUR MUM'S CAR MAY LOOK THE SAME WITH OTHERS, BUT THERE MUST BE SOMETHING DISTINCT EITHER ON IT OR OUTSIDE IT, IT COULD BE A SCRATCH OR STICKER. SCENE 2: FOR THE FACT THAT IT WAS DARK, YOU JUST DON'T BADGE INTO A VEHICLE WITHOUT CHECKING OUT FIRST, IT COULD JUST BE A KIDNAPPER'S VEHICLE IN THE WAITING, AND ABOVE ALL, YOUR MUM MAY HAVE BEEN ALONE IN THE VEHICLE, BUT THE VEHICLE YOU OPEN HAD TWO PEOPLE SITED IN THE FRONT, SO DO YOU SIT IN THE BACK WHEN YOUR MUM IS DRIVING, AND IF YOU WERE OPENING THE FRONT DOOR, DIDN'T YOU NOTICE THAT THERE WAS SOMEONE SITED? THEN IT SHOWS THAT YOU WERE EITHER CARELESS OR ABSENTMINDED; PLEASE TRY TO BE MORE CAREFUL WHILE IN THE PUBLIC TO AVOID RUNNING INTO TROUBLES LIKE THESE, MAY GOD HELP YOU IJN.

Nseabasi Ekpo said...

THIS STORIES DOES NOT FIT AT ALL; IF ANYTHING AWFUL HAPPENED TO THIS PERSON I WOULDN'T BLAME ANYBODY BUT YOU, BECAUSE IT SPEAKS OF SHEER CARELESSNESS IN BOTH CASES: SCENE 1: YES, YOUR MUM'S CAR MAY LOOK THE SAME WITH OTHERS, BUT THERE MUST BE SOMETHING DISTINCT EITHER ON IT OR OUTSIDE IT, IT COULD BE A SCRATCH OR STICKER. SCENE 2: FOR THE FACT THAT IT WAS DARK, YOU JUST DON'T BADGE INTO A VEHICLE WITHOUT CHECKING OUT FIRST, IT COULD JUST BE A KIDNAPPER'S VEHICLE IN THE WAITING, AND ABOVE ALL, YOUR MUM MAY HAVE BEEN ALONE IN THE VEHICLE, BUT THE VEHICLE YOU OPEN HAD TWO PEOPLE SITED IN THE FRONT, SO DO YOU SIT IN THE BACK WHEN YOUR MUM IS DRIVING, AND IF YOU WERE OPENING THE FRONT DOOR, DIDN'T YOU NOTICE THAT THERE WAS SOMEONE SITED? THEN IT SHOWS THAT YOU WERE EITHER CARELESS OR ABSENTMINDED; PLEASE TRY TO BE MORE CAREFUL WHILE IN THE PUBLIC TO AVOID RUNNING INTO TROUBLES LIKE THESE, MAY GOD HELP YOU IJN.

Anonymous said...

You don't make any sense. You, your mum and the car everytime . Abeg go park well jor.

Okwuchukwu Okafor said...

My man, ibu onye ajo chi....d first part z understandable buh d 2nd z utterly foolish of u...r u a baby?

Incredible India

JEMBETE(KEY-POINT) said...

SO UR PARENT BIN DE RISH TO D EXTEN TO GET CAR FO UR MAMA BUT WEN U DE TALK, U GO DE TALK AS IF U SUFFER. NO DE DECEIVE US AGAIN SAY U BORROW MONEY FO BANK TO PUBLISH BOOK..OOHH

JEMBETE(KEY-POINT) said...

SO UR PARENT BIN DE RISH TO D EXTEN TO GET CAR FO UR MAMA BUT WEN U DE TALK, U GO DE TALK AS IF U SUFFER. NO DE DECEIVE US AGAIN SAY U BORROW MONEY FO BANK TO PUBLISH BOOK..OOHH

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Exactly, it could be anyone, I am never a fan of Jungle justice. Nigerians are quick to kill their kind, while they defend politicians that have stolen them dry.
Jungle justice is unacceptable.



. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Jamila Shaibu said...

Hmmmmmm

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Naija has lots of illiterate and the economy is not helping matters too...
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Anonymous said...

Excuse me sir, but you have to be very careful yourself; more so because you're aware of the ignorant nature of the many ignorant Nigerians. You've just confessed to us that you don't pay attention. How can you try at different times to enter a car that wasn't yours?

Anonymous said...

Na danfo ur mama dey drive?????

Iphie Abraham said...

Hahahhah,o boy na God dey save you.










Lib addict#just passing#

Mr Darlington said...

Ur careless jooor

Anonymous said...

guY STFU!!! You this self obsessed selfish narcissist. an innocent child died at the hands of a savage and youre here seeking for attention. disgusting! slow news day huh Linda?!!!

i even expected him to say a crowd gathered but NO! JUST AN ATTENTION SEEKING FOOL WITH BAD LUCK and a desperate need for glasses
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Chuks Bruno said...

In as much a lots have suffered in the hands of criminals but meting out junkie justice to then doesn't make us innocent

Anonymous said...

Abegi you are a careless person. Just be careful.

Mr 47 said...

Na wa oo, young man you better tell your mom to change car but seriously Nigerian really need to stop this, this are some of the reason the Caucasian thinks we are Ape and monkey. Only mindless beast behave the way we do. ‎

Odibe Blessing said...

Nawa ooo this is becoming too much

ike manuel said...

May God takeover!

Na me talk am!

Long Live Lib!!!

Ricky said...

Lmfao

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahah.... literary and political circles indeed.
Nothing wey person no go see for internet.

Anonymous said...

We need a mental overhaul in this country, the worst part is that no specific gender is responsible but all genders. you would expect at least the women to plead on the behalf of the child but no! both men, women, children are all hardened and instead ridicule the person being lynched. i have two friends who are ladies that have suffered this type of jungle justice if not God that saved their lives.the first one was buying earrings on the road side and forgot to remove a pair while she was trying them on. she had gone and realized and went back to return it, before she could say jack! some one came with pliers and started cutting her dress to strip her just cos of earrings of 150 naira. i was also beaten by a mob of : wait for it: A GROUP OF 'CHRISTIAN MOTHERS" at a catholic church in Portharcourt ST JUDE's rumuokoro. my crime was that i sat on a chair reserved for their meeting and how dare i do such as a single girl. it was a very traumatizing experience because i was and if i think about it i am still shocked till this day. well i left the catholic church for good because of it. my point is that jungle justice can happen to anybody and anywhere in Nigeria. may GOD protect his children.

Deific Ailende said...

How is this a near brush with jungle Justice??????
Talk when u have something to say. Not when u have nothing to say. People that have nothing to say are talking thereby making it difficult for those with real experiences to be heard!

Anonymous said...

Did u see his name or picture there? U have a comprehension problem.

Anonymous said...

I totally admit my carelessness but responses here show why Nigeria remains the way it is. The underlying message is simple enough to grasp, justice cannot be administered in the absence of a fair hearing. How many similarly careless people have met with misfortune in this country? Does their carelessness absolve their murderers of blood guilt? Many of us have been in situations in which unfortunately placed circumstances cast us as villains.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I'm the writer. From your vituperations, I am led to conclude you're dealing with deep seated issues, raw nerves I have unwittingly touched. What's the problem?

Vivian Reginalds said...

nawao
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Chizzy Liz said...

***************************cee ax i open eyes and ears make i read whr dem wan lynch u... Bur none...... Dix ix nothing compared to d caption of dix post and the ish @hand.....pls shift ur ass to a corner lets deal with serious issues ****************

Btw D only part i liked was d part u said pipo would jux rant and rant and rant on social media but will end up doing nothing about it............... Wen Aluu 4 happened......... I thought pipoz social media outrage would put a stop to such thing repeating itself....... But No...... It kept increasing by d day.... Yesterday's own touched many nerves cos pipo initially thought it was a seven year old dix time.......if not pipo would have still swept it under d carpet.... In other words Jungle justice can be excused if it were to be an adult...... ********....... Myl.... How come u don't knw ur mom's car????? Una dey hire car everyday???????? Hia.....

Chizzy Liz said...

Ike ika ji asu oyibo di gi ******ngwa na asugodu kam bia....

Anonymous said...

@writer, you are careless and absent minded full stop. These your stories are in no way 'a brush with jungle justice'. If you have nothing to contribute pls keep quiet and stop wasting time with this 'me too' piece. You make a mockery of people who have actually had a brush with jungle justice or have been actual victims.

AMAKA OFUOKWU said...

Sad enough,but be careful next time

Anonymous said...

Until we tackle the real reason behind jungle justice, which by the way, is an indicator of our level of social development, we will continue to pay lip service to it.
The real reason behind jungle justice is a sickening absence of the value on human life. The government does not value the life of the people, that is why our roads are still deathtraps, our hospitals mere clinics, while our sevice men who are supposed to protect our dignity are living in slums called barracks. Logically, we too do not value the life of each other, since the government has abdicated its responsibility.
This is why, when jungle justice happens, the question is never whether the babaric punishment fits the crime, it is usually, if the person is guilty or not. A mental distancing from the victim's plight and subtle justification of the the hideous crime of murder that just took place.
Approach to tackling this problem has to be multi faceted, involving both the civil society, the government, and the general citizenry. It is not enough to enact laws. It is time to enforce them.

Anonymous said...

you deserved to be lynched for making the same mistake over again.....na your mama alone get that kind car......mumu mum's girl.

you deserved to be lynched for making the same mistake over again.....na your mama alone get that kind car......mumu mum's girl

you deserved to be lynched for making the same mistake over again.....na your mama alone get that kind car......mumu mum's girl

Andrew Tobrise said...

The story doesn't make sense at all. Was he high, or he is suffering from mental problem.

Anonymous said...

Loooooooooooool oh my God. Libers !!!!

AGBA ENJOYMENT said...

Oga I think you are suffering from optical illusion. Work on your eyes and senses to get better result period. Don't say rubbish about near lynch experience

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