COMMISSIONER OF Police Owen Ellington has warned those involved in mob killings that they could be arrested and charged for murder for their role in the crime.
The warning comes after a suspected robber was killed by a mob in Portmore, St Catherine on the weekend and four other vigilante justice killings prior to that incident.
Against that background, Ellington reminded citizens that taking the law into their own hands is illegal.
He urged members of the public to report crimes to the police instead of trying to deal with the matter themselves.
Ellington said in cases where a suspect is caught after or while committing a crime that person should be handed over to the police and should at no time be harmed.
He further urged Jamaicans to exercise restraint and confidence in the country's justice system, which he said is working.