In a bizarre turn of events, an alleged thief found himself facing an unconventional choice of punishment after being apprehended by locals in Dwarzak-Freetown, Sierra Leone yesterday.
The accused, who was caught in the act, was presented with an option, either face caning or showcase his dancing skills to the beats of Nigerian hit songs.
The peculiar incident unfolded when community members, fed up with rising incidents of theft, decided to take matters into their own hands.
Instead of resorting to traditional methods of punishment or immediately handing the perpetrator over to law enforcement, they devised a unique and entertaining approach to address the situation.
Upon being given the choice, the alleged thief, whose identity remains undisclosed, opted to showcase his dance moves rather than endure the physical punishment of caning.
Spectators gathered around as the accused was compelled to dance to a selection of popular Nigerian hit songs, turning the episode into an impromptu street performance.
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