A video of a woman who was caught stealing in Lagos has since gone viral on the internet, causing mixed reactions amongst social media users.
While a lot of people choose to view life in black and white, a story of a woman who was caught stealing fish, has forced many to acknowledged the grey areas.
The video which has been circulating the internet, shows the unidentified woman profusely pleading after she was caught stealing stockfish in Lagos.
In the video, she is seen holding the large preserved fish while begging the woman believed to be the owner of the stolen goods as a small crowd of shocked and angry people stand by watching the whole display.
While a typical Nigerian's reaction to a thief caught red handed is to see him punished, this, however, was not the case with the culprit as it became an argument of whether it was greed or hunger that pushed her into committing the act.
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While some Nigerians felt she needed to be jailed for her crime, many others were moved by her pleading which appeared sincere, and attributed her actions to the terrible state of the country which has made it hard for the common man to feed.
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