According to a Facebook Livinus Ozioma Chukwu, who was an eyewitness to the incident. He said that the man pictured with the bag of rice stole it from a shop.

Speaking further he said that the burglar went too far when he break into someone’s shop to steal a bag of rice, the owner of the shop caught him and instead of handing him over to the police, gave him punishment by having him carry a bag of rice plus one block on his head for hours.

The photos has since gone viral, and has been received with mixed reaction, with lots of people saying he deserved it while some are saying it was an inhuman thing to do.