Group cautions Ghanaians on mob justice

A group calling itself “Ambassadors Against Mob Justice” has cautioned Ghanaians to trust in the law and legal system of the country and not take the desire for instant justice into their own hands.

This was contained in press statement issued and signed by Secretary to the group, Gifty Abban Quarshie, in Accra yesterday.

According to the group, while justice is needed to bring lawbreakers to book, most citizens have no clue to the right thing to do when they lay hands on crime suspects and thus inflict them with all forms of attacks.

The statement mentioned, it was disturbing to see some Ghanaians take pride in taking part in mob attacks regardless of the numerous education and campaign by both state and private agencies to stop such acts.

The statement added that, “although there is legal aid and other agencies to assist the ordinary citizen when they are faced with legal suits, they still choose to do what pleases them because people still remain infants and strangers in the realms of the law”.

The statement therefore called on the public to seek legal action and stay away from mob attack because the records show that innocent people keep falling victim whilst the real culprits are left to go free.

 

Story: Mizpah ETORMENYE MENSAVIE-AYIVOR

Writer’s email: mizpah.mensavie-ayivor@todaygh.com

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