Nigerians have gotten used to jungle justice anytime someone is caught stealing. Be it on the streets or in the market, angry mobs will gather round the suspected thief and beat him or her mercilessly before the arrival of the police.
A young man who claimed to be a pastor has been arrested in Anambra state after he was caught trying to escape with a goat. This happened at Akukwa village, Igboukwu town area of the state. According to the pictures which have gone viral on social media, he has been seriously beaten and tied up along with the stolen animal. He identified himself as Pastor Chinedu from Orifite area of the state.
While being interrogated by the village vigilante members, Pastor Chinedu disclosed that he owns a popular church in Anambra known as Key of Life Ministries in Ozubulu town but came to Igboukwu for an engagement. The young man also confessed that he did not intentionally steal the goat but saw the stray animal on the street and decided to take it with him. When asked what he wanted to do with the goat, he said he wanted to kill it for sacrifice. Pastor Chinedu was later handed over to the local security for further interrogations.