Young Man Stripped Down To His Underwear, Given 50 Strokes Of Cane And Paraded For Stealing Solar Light Battery In Bayelsa Community


A young man identified Powei Cyril narrowly escaped banishment from Igbedi community in Kolokuma Opokuma local government area of Bayelsa state for stealing solar light battery.

The suspect was caught carrying out the criminal act in the early hours of Tuesday October 5, at Royal Fm road, Agudama Epie by some vigilant members in the community.

He was subsequently stripped down to his underwear, given 50 strokes of cane and paraded around the community with a placard inscribed with his name and “profession”

According to a youth leader, Titus Asuevieme, the suspect wasn’t banished because it was his first criminal offence

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