Perhaps he believes in the saying "an eye for an eye"; but he broke the law.

Some Nigerians take laws into their hands but this is on another level.

Mohammed Musa of Area 11, Garki, Abuja, on Wednesday appeared in an Upper Area Court charged with stealing a motorcycle.

The prosecutor, Fidelis Ogbobe, told the court that Superintendent Baba Ahmed, leader of Apo Divisional Patrol team arrested the defendant on May 14.

Ogbobe said the defendant "criminally boarded a commercial motorcycle from Kabusa village, pretending to be a genuine passenger.

"On his way, he hurt the commercial motorcyclist by robbing balm into his eyes, and snatching the Bajaj motorcycle valued at 250, 000 naira," Ogbobe said.

According to the prosecutor, when the commercial motorcyclist raised alarm, other motorcycle riders pursued and got the accused arrested and recovered the motorcycle at Dutse village.

He said the offence was contrary to Section 292 of the Penal Code.

Musa pleaded not guilty to the charge, saying he stole the motorcycle because someone stole his own.

The judge, Umar Kagarko, ordered that Musa should be held in prison and brought to court on July 19, as there was no one to take him on bail.