Apparently, what was known to be the normal practice in a typical Ghanaian society where thieves apprehended by community members were beaten and afterwards handed over to police is soon fading.
The current trend; evident in videos gone viral on social media has been that thieves who ran out of luck and are apprehended by community taskforce, are made to do new forms of punishment.
A video that went viral captured a thief being made to laugh and dance after allegedly stealing electricity cables from a shop in Takoradi.
Moreover, a report by Adom FM indicates that a suspected thief was apprehended by a community taskforce in Sekondi-Takoradi for stealing plantain and car parts.
A video attached to the report captures the supposed thief being coerced to drink a chilled bottle of beer after which he was made to desilt the gutters for allegedly stealing car parts.
watch the video below: