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Video: Suspected Thief Forced to Sell Stolen Yams in the Market

A suspected thief faced an exhausting ordeal after being caught stealing yams, resulting in an unconventional punishment that sparked varied reactions online.

The individual was apprehended and tied to a rope, forced to carry the stolen yams in a head pan, and made to sell them at the market. This unusual punishment was aimed at making him return the earnings to the rightful owner.

Local police from the Assin North District Police Command were notified and quickly arrived at the scene. Eyewitnesses reported that the thief was paraded around the market and compelled to sell the yams while tied to a rope.

A video of the incident captures a man questioning the thief’s actions, asking, “Why did you have to steal the yam?”

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The punishment has ignited diverse reactions on social media:

– KNUST ZADDY (@SolomonAbugah) argued that the punishment was too lenient, suggesting a more severe consequence: “Selling isn’t anything difficult; he should be made to work on the yam farm.”
– الآنGOMEZيتبع(@ooomycota_)** found humor in the situation, exaggerating the value of the stolen yams: “He steal pona 80 million 😂😂😂”
– **GUYGUY💎(@CobbyBillioN)* empathized with the thief, suggesting his actions were driven by hunger and comparing it to a biblical story: “He was hungry, he only stole food items. They should free him. The disciples of Jesus stole corn and went scot-free.”
– ONMYWORD..(@kobbyreallex) criticized the socio-economic conditions that may have led to the theft, attributing the high cost of food to poor leadership: “If not for poor leadership, why would yam be so expensive like this?”

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These reactions reflect a spectrum of perspectives, ranging from calls for harsher punishment to empathy and criticism of broader societal issues.

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