A 28-year-old man popularly called Great Karim has been caught stealing fowl at Mankessim in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region.
He was arrested in the early hours of Monday, 28 November 2022 by some residents of the area.
According to the residents, the man was found in one of the cages meant for the fowls with a sack in which he had already packed over 50 fowls from other cages he broke into.
Narrating the incident to the media, an eyewitness said he watched the man pick the fowls one by one from the new cage but was caught while attempting to place them into the sack.
The residents raised an alarm that drew the attention of other residents in the community to the scene.
He was identified as a popular fowl thief who has also been caught in the past, stealing children’s diapers and mobile phones.
The residents tied the man to a nearby electricity pole and flogged him.
They intended to set him on fire.
Someone, however, reported the incident to the police while the man was still tied to the electricity pole.
The police saved him from the angry residents.
He has since been taken to the Mankessim Divisional Police Command.