On Tuesday, 5th November, a young man in Bayelsa community got 50 strokes of cane for stealing solar light battery.
The man identified as Powei Cyril narrowly escaped banishment from Igbedi community in Kolokuma Opokuma local government area of Bayelsa state for stealing solar light battery.
Ciril was caught carrying out the criminal act around 4:30am on Tuesday at Royal Fm road, Agudama Epie, by some vigilant members in the community.
He was after enough parade, stripped down to his underwear, given 50 strokes of cane and paraded again around the community with a placard inscribed with his name and “profession” – I AM A PROFESSIONAL SOLAR LIGHT BATTERY THIEF.
Cyril was not banished because it was his first criminal offence, said the community Youth Leader, Titus Asuevieme.
“This guy, Mr powei Cyril from igbedi community in kolokuma opokuma lga, residing in Agudama Epiewas caught stealing solar light battery in Royal Fm road Agudama Epie around 4:30Am he was given 50 strokes of the cane, he is not banished from the town cause this is he’s first criminal case, he has been”.
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