By Tunde Fapohunda MD
A 30-year-old man was severely beaten, stripped naked and tied to an electric pole for stealing 15 goats by a watchdog committee in at Awutu Breku in the Central Region of Ghana on Tuesday.

Speaking about the incident, a member of the watchdog committee, Kojo Adawu told Adom News’ Kofi Adjei that three other accomplices are on the run.

He revealed the criminal was arrested after the watch dog committee put measures in place to track the criminals down after they had gone to steal from a different town.

“Residents are always complaining of goat thefts in the area, and so we tracked these people who were in a taxi cab.

We stopped the taxi and was able to arrest one, but the others have escaped. But we will stop them very soon” Adawu said.

The residents have refused to transfer the suspect to the police station but have resorted to tying him to an electric pole for public viewing.

The mob who gathered after the incident damaged the taxi cab used for the robbery.

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Culled from Emasblog