This post really looks funny but it entails a lot. Many would think that why should a thief be given food to eat and ask to sing rather than to be sent to the police custody.
A criminal caught stealing electricity cables in Ghana’s Western Region, Takoradi, was showered, put in new clothes, fed with kenkey, and instructed to entertain the audience.
This man broke into a residence to steal electrical cables, but he was caught by mob.
The thief feared that the mob would lynch him, report him to the police, or kill him, but the mob had companion for him and decided to change his condition.
He was given the responsibility of sweeping the entire compound at the place he attempted to steal the electric cables. He was forced to shower after sweeping and given a fresh cloth to wear. They dressed him up nicely in a three-piece suit.
He was afterwards instructed to sing to entertain the guests because they had shown tolerance with him and decided to save his life. You’ll be surprised to watch this man singing for the audience’s enjoyment.
The mob eventually handed the robber some kenkey to eat in order for him to regain his lost strength.
People in Takoradi are adopting a new trend: rather than punishing the perpetrators, they are taking pity on them and helping them transform their life. In other communities, instant justice is the norm, but not in Takoradi.
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