- A Nigerian man was made to do community work by the people of Ga, an area in the Greater Accra region, Ghana after he was caught stealing
- The 22-year-old was first made to clean the gutter and afterwards given a sumptuous meal of banku and a drink
- A leader in the community who prevented a mob from taking laws into their hands advised the lad against repeating such in the future
Aliyu John, a young Nigerian man who was recently caught stealing in Ga, a community in the Greater Accra region, Ghana was treated kindly thanks to the intervention of a man believed to be a leader in the area.
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According to the man, Aliyu was apprehended after stealing an officer's phone and was almost beaten by people of the community until he and one other fellow stepped in and instead made the thief do community work.
Aliyu was made to clean a gutter
Aliyu who said he hails from Ogun state was made to clean a gutter in the community as punishment for the crime he committed.
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He was given protective boots and a shovel and did the work shirtless and with his hands exposed.
Like a dog lover with his domestic pet, a thick rope was tied around Aliyu's waist and held at one end by a man in the community all through the time his cleaning task lasted.
People gathered as the thief did the task in an atmosphere of panic. While working, the leader who prevented the mob action inquired from Aliyu what he'd like to eat after the work and promised to get it for the young man.
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Legit.ng observed in the first video that a defiant fellow whip Aliyu on the back once while he cleaned the gutter. He was also made to dance to a popular community song.
Aliyu gets treated to a nice meal
Making good on his promise, the community leader took Aliyu to a restaurant described as the number one in the area and bought him banku with a drink as the lad had requested.
This was after he was made to clean up and given new clothes.
Upon request by the community leader, Aliyu appreciated the Ga people for not killing him. His statement read in part:
"You Ghana people are very good people. If it were a different community, they would have killed me. I won't steal again."
He was advised not to steal again.
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Frederick Adjei said:
"The way am happy they didn't beat this guy.. We are all brothers and sisters. We all should give what we have received from our lord Jesus Christ that is love.. I wish we can contribute something small to help this dude."
Isaac Kwaku Aborah said:
"Awwwwwwww God bless you guyz, some people just need advice and they will repeat .. lynching him is not a solution everyone deserve a second chance and love as we."
Amobi Kofi Kwatoa said:
"Infact you guys have made me share tears , God bless everyone who contributed to this , he has learn a great lesson and I don't think he will ever steal again ... Godbless you guys .. much love."
Christopher Nwanua Ikemefune said:
"Thanks bro may God reward you, please find out what could be his problem or reason for doing that if he wants to go back to Nigeria I'm ready to assist him with means of going back."
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Nigerian community gives thief food and drink after apprehending him
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a thief got kind treatment in a Nigerian community where he was caught stealing.
The undisclosed community, according to @El__abdool on Twitter, gave the thief a nice meal and chilled drinks and went on to make him clean their drainages.
The elders of the locality then sat the man down and cautioned him against a repeat of such criminality.
@El__abdool shared an image of the man as he cleared the drainages. The incident came to many on social media as a huge shock as it negates the ugly trend of jungle justice people mete to suspected criminals when they are caught.