An unnamed Roman Catholic priest based in the South-eastern part of Nigeria was caught on camera brutally assaulting a suspected petty thief.
According to reports gathered on social media, the erring woman had broken a padlock at the altar to gain access to the money, before she was nabbed.
The cleric in charge of the church reacted angrily by ruthlessly assaulting the woman and also recording the violent act. The priest could be heard in the video saying to the woman in the Igbo language, that he would upload the recorded video of her act on Facebook.
The action of the religious leader has been widely condemned on social media with human right groups calling on the police to intervene in the case.
Watch the video clip below: