Join The Petition For An Aluu4 Mob Justice Prohibition Bill #aluu4 #NeverAgainNG
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Support For A Mob Justice Prohibition Bill
This petition is now closed.
End date: Dec 25, 2013
Signatures collected: 3670
Signature goal: 4001
On October 5th, 2012, Chiadika Lordson, Kelechi Obuzor, Lloyd Toku and Tekena Erikena, all students at the University of Port-Harcourt, were falsely accused of theft and severely beaten and burnt to death as scores of Nigerians stood and watched.
This scene Mob Justice has gradually become a normal way of life in Nigeria. As people/communities usurp the law and take matters into their own hands. Now we know that there are no dependable statistics or numbers regarding Mob Justice occurrences in Nigeria, but what we do know is that has been happening for years. And for years we have complained, we have cried and we have watched, but nothing has changed as Mob Justice still occurs with its perpetrators largely going unpunished.
This is largely due to the fact that people have lost faith in a police force and judicial system that have been derailed by corruption, incompetence, and inadequate resources. But also exacerbating the matter is the absence and lack of recognition of Mob Justice (and its many variations) as a crime in our Federal Laws, most particularly our CRIMINAL CODE ACT, CAP C38 LFN 2004. An act which in its robust 145 page listing of criminal acts makes no mention or reference to Mob Justice…it covers Ritual Killings, Riots and even Counterfeit Stamps, but not Mob Justice.
Nigeria is in dire need of a law. A law that punishes those that carry out extra-judiciary acts of Mob Justice on their fellow Nigerians, but more importantly a law that prosecutes those that stand and watch as these acts occur. Because those that stand and watch are the ones feeding the frenzy as they make it difficult for law enforcement agents to break up the Mob and restore peace.
Now we can continue to do what we have done for years…but we know it will not solve the problem as it is yet to work. So now is the time to try something different to rally around the creation of a law that explicitly prohibits Mob Justice in Nigeria. Fortunately, there is a petition for an Aluu4 Mob Justice Prohibition Bill (read: Proposed Bill) to address this issue. We are asking for your support in making this Bill or a variation of the Bill an actual reality in our criminal code. By signing the petition to your right hand-side, you will be doing just this. Your petition will be emailed directly to several Nigerian Senators and House Representatives including Senator Magnus Abe of Rivers State and Hon Abike dabiri-Erewa.
Our ultimate goal is to get at least 10,000 signatures/emails. To reach this goal, all you have to do is send this petition to your friends, post it on your blogs and share it on twitter or facebook. The more spread we get, the more impact we can make.
Let’s do something different today and let’s honor the aluu victims by creating a lasting law in their name. So that we tell our children a different story about Nigeria, different from the ones echoed below…
|3,670||Kelechi Nkwocha||Dec 20, 2013|
|3,669||Ayo Kassim||Nov 29, 2013|
|3,668||ELOCHUKWU CHIMA||Nov 01, 2013|
|3,667||Odera Okakpu||Oct 20, 2013|
|3,666||Tola Oladiji||Oct 07, 2013|
|3,665||CHIKA OBI||Sep 27, 2013|
|3,664||eniola tijani||Sep 07, 2013|
|3,663||Theresa Omoronyia||Aug 01, 2013|
|3,662||Oyati Richard||Apr 05, 2013|
|3,661||Johnpaul Iwu||Mar 30, 2013|
|3,660||junnyjay jay||Mar 22, 2013|
|3,659||Moyo Adenmosun||Mar 06, 2013|
|3,658||Olaoluwa Adekoya||Feb 18, 2013|
|3,657||Beverly Cosmos||Feb 07, 2013|
|3,656||David Okoruwe||Feb 05, 2013|
|3,655||Timothy Nwadike||Feb 02, 2013|
|3,654||ohikere david||Jan 28, 2013|
|3,653||Chike Mbanefo||Jan 14, 2013|
|3,652||okolo john||Jan 05, 2013|
|3,651||Ngozi Orji||Jan 04, 2013|
|3,650||Osai Ojigho||Jan 01, 2013|
|3,649||Wolex Kalex||Dec 25, 2012|
|3,648||Adewale Owolabi||Dec 24, 2012|
|3,647||Judith Ejiofor||Dec 19, 2012|
|3,646||Ogunniyi Agboola||Dec 12, 2012|
|3,645||stephen akinniranye||Dec 11, 2012|
|3,644||Raymond Akpan||Dec 04, 2012|
|3,643||Adesuwa Omorotionmwan||Dec 02, 2012|
|3,642||Ndidiamaka Okei||Dec 02, 2012|
|3,641||Eboigbe Omorotionmwan||Dec 02, 2012|
|3,640||Uwabor Omorotionmwan||Dec 02, 2012|
|3,639||ngozi ebegbulem||Dec 02, 2012|
|3,638||yinka amusan||Nov 30, 2012|
|3,637||femi balogun||Nov 30, 2012|
|3,636||Adetola Adegunsoye||Nov 30, 2012|
|3,635||ginika Anaesiuba||Nov 30, 2012|
|3,634||temitope arinmo||Nov 30, 2012|
|3,633||omowale lawal||Nov 30, 2012|
|3,632||rukayat ogunleye||Nov 30, 2012|
|3,631||moji dabiri||Nov 30, 2012|
|3,630||bunmi osho||Nov 30, 2012|
|3,629||joy ogalu||Nov 30, 2012|
|3,628||gloria Oko-anegbete||Nov 30, 2012|
|3,627||sadiq balogun||Nov 30, 2012|
|3,626||kome oka ave||Nov 30, 2012|
|3,625||omobolanle awosika||Nov 29, 2012|
|3,624||Kechy Eke||Nov 28, 2012|
|3,623||Funsho Oke||Nov 28, 2012|
|3,622||fisayo fadelu||Nov 28, 2012|
|3,621||Seun Bakare||Nov 28, 2012|
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