Join The Petition For An Aluu4 Mob Justice Prohibition Bill #aluu4 #NeverAgainNG

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“Every person has a right to life, and no one shall be deprived intentionally of his life, save in execution of the sentence of a court in respect of a criminal offence of which he has been found guilty in Nigeria.” ‒ Nigerian Constitution: Chapter IV Section 33 Fundamental Rights

Support For A Mob Justice Prohibition Bill

This petition is now closed.

End date: Dec 25, 2013

Signatures collected: 3670

Signature goal: 4001

3,670 signatures
Update: On October 22, Senator Uche Chukwumerijie of Abia State received the Draft Bill.
Update: On October 18, Senator Magnus Abe of Rivers State received the Draft Bill.

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 ACTCAP 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…

Nigerians In Support Of An Aluu4 Bill
3,670Kelechi NkwochaDec 20, 2013
3,669Ayo KassimNov 29, 2013
3,668ELOCHUKWU CHIMANov 01, 2013
3,667Odera OkakpuOct 20, 2013
3,666Tola OladijiOct 07, 2013
3,665CHIKA OBISep 27, 2013
3,664eniola tijaniSep 07, 2013
3,663Theresa OmoronyiaAug 01, 2013
3,662Oyati RichardApr 05, 2013
3,661Johnpaul IwuMar 30, 2013
3,660junnyjay jayMar 22, 2013
3,659Moyo AdenmosunMar 06, 2013
3,658Olaoluwa Adekoya Feb 18, 2013
3,657Beverly CosmosFeb 07, 2013
3,656David OkoruweFeb 05, 2013
3,655Timothy NwadikeFeb 02, 2013
3,654ohikere davidJan 28, 2013
3,653Chike MbanefoJan 14, 2013
3,652okolo johnJan 05, 2013
3,651Ngozi OrjiJan 04, 2013
3,650Osai OjighoJan 01, 2013
3,649Wolex KalexDec 25, 2012
3,648Adewale Owolabi Dec 24, 2012
3,647Judith EjioforDec 19, 2012
3,646Ogunniyi AgboolaDec 12, 2012
3,645stephen akinniranyeDec 11, 2012
3,644Raymond AkpanDec 04, 2012
3,643Adesuwa OmorotionmwanDec 02, 2012
3,642Ndidiamaka OkeiDec 02, 2012
3,641Eboigbe OmorotionmwanDec 02, 2012
3,640Uwabor OmorotionmwanDec 02, 2012
3,639ngozi ebegbulemDec 02, 2012
3,638yinka amusanNov 30, 2012
3,637femi balogunNov 30, 2012
3,636Adetola AdegunsoyeNov 30, 2012
3,635ginika AnaesiubaNov 30, 2012
3,634temitope arinmoNov 30, 2012
3,633omowale lawalNov 30, 2012
3,632rukayat ogunleyeNov 30, 2012
3,631moji dabiriNov 30, 2012
3,630bunmi oshoNov 30, 2012
3,629joy ogaluNov 30, 2012
3,628gloria Oko-anegbeteNov 30, 2012
3,627sadiq balogunNov 30, 2012
3,626kome oka aveNov 30, 2012
3,625omobolanle awosikaNov 29, 2012
3,624Kechy EkeNov 28, 2012
3,623Funsho OkeNov 28, 2012
3,622fisayo fadeluNov 28, 2012
3,621Seun BakareNov 28, 2012

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136 comments on “Join The Petition For An Aluu4 Mob Justice Prohibition Bill #aluu4 #NeverAgainNG

  1. Chika Efobi on said:

    I signed the bill some hours ago while still at work. I am back home now and tears still fill my eyes when I imagine what those boys went through. I promise to use all channels available to me to spread this. Great initiative. Thumbs up

  2. This initiative makes me proud. I wish I’d thought of this as a solution. Well done for the initiative, and the courage to see this through. You deserve as much support as is possible to achieve. I’ve now shared this on my Facebook and Twitter accounts. It’s things like these we should be looking for on the internet, not LIB!

  3. Most folks strive all their lives to be relevant ,to make a difference, to accomplish something or anything..I hope this tweethon reminds folks hey can via signing the petition. Thank you for giving a VOICE to th departed souls of these innocent victims of a lawless society. No longer must we make corruption the bed and with lawlessness the mistress.

    #Be the difference you seek in the nation of your future.

  4. John Anthony on said:

    I’m still in pains.For people to be killed for a crime they never committed, even if indeed they committed the crime, is that a way to go about ensuring proper justice is done?My heart still bleeds.

  5. lilian on said:

    wheneva i think of the aluu4 it hurts me alot knowin that they have a bright future ahead.i feel so sad imagin how the parents are copin with this great lost i pray God almighty to console them.lets stand for justice!


  7. When somt like this happens in our country, I see ppl goin all out condemning d perpetrators and displaying a show compassion (some, even do songs about it), then it all dies down. It’s okay to display these emotions out there, but how far can these go? Thank God for Offilli and co. the death of those 4 boys (by God’s grace) shall not be in vein. D response is slow (compared to the rants on Twitter alone wen wen that video was released), but I believe that these efforts won’t fail. These are our rights, and we need to start using them for the greater gud of every Nigerian. We are quick to criticise the govt, but are we doing to help our situation? If truly there’s no democracy (at all) in Nigeria, we’ll know now.
    May God bless d efforts of everyone in support and rest the souls of the Aluu4…

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  9. My heart still bleeds. Thx for givin a VOICE 2 d departed souls of these innocent victims and may God bless d efforts of every1 in support and rest the souls of the Aluu4. Lets endeavor 2 be d difference we seek in the nation of our future. Well done for the initiative!

  10. Favour hopeson on said:

    Nigerians its tym 2 do dis, nt jux lament show ur support n let d souls of dos lovely guyz rest in peace, if u’r a respecter of life u’ll do it jux nw

  11. joi ngozi ofili on said:

    I still remember the day. I watched the gruesome murder of the Aluu4 with clarity! I couldn’t sleep at night,cos.i kept seeing their images swimming around in my mind.At dat point i thot 2 myself wat a waste! Until i found out about this proposed last maybe their death was not in vain,Alas their death would be vindicated.Kudos 2 u ofili 4 belling the cat for us****

  12. Nyimeobari on said:

    May their Innocent souls RIP as God consoles their bereaved loved ones!
    The whole incident points out to me how lawless a society the Nigerian one has become. I am sharply reminded of a poem that Chinua Achebe quotes at the beginning of his epic literary masterpiece (Things Fall Apart). This is a quotation from an English poet and it goes this way:


  13. Nyimeobari on said:

    It once again reminds us how current and truthful the BIBLE IS when it says “The heart (of man) is deceitful above ALL things, and desperately wicked, who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9).

    What we saw is the wickedness of man’s heart manifesting in its ultimate SAD capacity. Men and women of this world, we need to GENUINELY TURN TO GOD for GENUINE TRANSFORMATION and a renewing of our mindset! Nothing can heal our land (Un/fortunately I was born in Rivers State, NOT ALUU NOR IKWERRE ) except GOD ALMIGHTY/JESUS CHRIST! I do not regret not looking back nor missing my homeland!

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  17. Emeka O on said:

    Hey,.. Is there a specific reason the petition ends today? Lets extend it… I’m pretty sure working together we can exceed the target 4000 signatures… And the awareness this creates might become the start of something really really BIG!

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  20. I put my hand where my mouth and heart is by signing and joining the movement for a law against jungle justice whether by a mob or an individual.

    I have thought about the need for a Law criminalising individual/mob justice almost every day since the heart wrenching news of the four young undergraduate men under the supervision of persons who may as well have been their uncles, sisters, fathers and sadly, mothers.

    Just yesterday, I also heard the news of the mob beating, killing and burning beyond recognition of four men alleged to be robbers in Mushin, Lagos.

    We must bring back the consciousness for the value of lives to every nook and corner of the Nigerian society.

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  24. I am so pleased with the work you are doing. May God continue to strengthen and uphold you.

    I know that those young men’s death will not be in vain but to bring about a law where people realise that jungle justice will not stand in our country. We need to learn to respect people regardless if what they have done and not take the law in our own hands

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  27. Its indeed a pity that we have lost every sense of human feeling in this country. How can u burn ur fellow human beings alive! An u all cheer as if u are roasting goat for new yam festival, I sincerely think if an investigation is carried out into the history of that commutity they must be”flesh eaters” yes o! Carnivores! Otherswise I don’t undastand how human beings can join vioces 2geda, in consensus’ an commit such atrocity. Kai! If there is eva a death more painful dan wat they gave those guys, that is wat the perpetrators of dis act deserve. But we most luk at it from both sides, those boys cld hav lost their lives not just bcos they were acused of stealing but bcos they belonged to opposition cult group. (At the burial of one of those boys, cult group struggled the corpse wit the church, ‘my church’ 4 burial) youths must undastand that only God can give u the protection that u seek 4rm d devil. He(d devil) has notting to offer than saddness an destruction of ur soul. Pls our youths shld abstain 4rm cultism, it pays notting! No gain at all! Its just a deceit of d devil to lure ur soul into enternal damnation. Don’t be enticed by wat u see dat comes 4rm d devil, bcos he gives wit “one finger”, but steals the most precious things 4rm u wit “ten fingers”(including ur soul) don’t be decieved! Jesus is the way. God bless.

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