The maxim that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, played true to type when a Benin Republic soldier, identified as Corporal Chabi Seni, took the laws into his hands and decided to administer a cruel sentence to five girls serving at his wife's restaurant, for allegedly stealing.

According to the story, Corporal Seni stripped the young girls naked and tied them to a tree, vowing to shoot them if they did not confess to the theft.

To further add to their humiliation, he had people take photographs of the girls.

Aside the sales girls, Seni also maltreated the manager of the bar by having him undergo some untold forms of punishment.

See the graphic photos here.

Another graphic photo.

Another graphic photo.