In a clear case of hypocrisy, two men accused of stealing cassava were stripped naked and beaten to a pulp in a community in Akwa Ibom.
The incident which was brought to public knowledge by human rights lawyer and Convener of the Coalition of Human Rights Defenders, Barrister Inibehe Effiong, allegedly happened when the men, driven by hunger, went to a farm to steal some tubers of cassava.
But luck ran out on them when they were caught by the owner of the farm who raised an alarm that attracted other residents of the community and the thieves were caught before they could escape and the jungle justice they got was not what they bargained for.
Posting the sad incident on his Twitter account, Barr. Effiong decried the fact that jungle justice is meant for the poor while the rich all cry for the rule of law.
"Stripped, beaten & wounded for allegedly stealing cassava. Jungle justice for the poor, rule of law for the rich."
This is coming in a country where rich politicians who loot public funds are treated with kid's gloves while petty thieves are either burnt to death or sentenced to long terms in jail.
See the tweet: