Actress Nse Ikpe-Etim Recounts Her Shocking Story On Witnessing Jungle Justice

Saturday, February 22, 2014


Lynching people who are accused of stealing, kidnapping and witchcraft has grown at an alarming rate in Nigeria and it happens daily in Africa. lynching of people who are accused of stealing or a particular crime goes on on a daily basis in Africa. whilst some tragic cases like that of the ALLU 4 victims came to light , many are silently happening and we dont hear about it.

Nollywood star actress Nse Ikpe-Etim took to her Twitter page to share her tragic experience of jungle justice. 
“I’ll tell you my experience #JungleJustice. 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. What’s your take on Jungle Justice? 

What is your take on Jungle Justice? Should the law be taken into our own hands?


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