For this child of God, the birth of Christ commemorations didn’t go well with him after he was nabbed with a stolen Motorcycle and given to Carry the bike on his head as a double dose of maltreatment by those who arrested him.
The thief in his late 20s after being subjected to severe beatings by angry residents, was also compelled to carry the motorbike which weighs over 80 kilograms from the scene of crime while he was made to recite “I am a thief, I am a thief” repeatedly roaming the area.
According to eyewitnesses he was not handed over to the police because they suspected he could immediately be granted bail and treating him this way, was the best antidote to curbing the increasing spate of motorbike theft in the area.
“Literally every week, we have reports of motorbikes being stolen from this community. But luck eluded this man when he was spotted trying to steal a bike belonging to a resident”. A resident told our reporter.
Angry residents have now resorted to ‘instant justice’ in dealing with motorbike thieves to serve as a deterrent to others even though the regional police command has consistently appealed to them to allow the law enforcement agency, to handle criminal matters.