Akpos and kukere were caught in a Northern african country, sharing a smuggled barrel of beer. They were arrested and taken to the Sheikh's palace for questioning and judgment. kukere lied that Akpos smuggled and forced him to drink the beer!
Both were initially given a death sentence but, as it was a national holiday, the Sheikh decided they should be released after some lashes of the whip.
As they were preparing for their punishment, the Sheikh said, "It's my first wife's birthday today and she asked me to allow each of you 2 wishes before your whipping, but you cannot wish not to be whipped!"
Kukere thought for a second then said: "Please tie two pillows to my back before whipping." And my second wish is that you flog me only 20 strokes of the whip. He was whipped, and luckily for him, the pillows helped to make the pain of the whip lesser.
Akpos saw this; thought for a second, then said: "Thank you, most royal and merciful highness for the wishes. My first wish is to receive 100 lashes with the strongest, toughest whip available.
Kukere laughed and thought Akpos was a fool... The Sheik replied with a puzzled look on his face," and your second wish?" Akpos replied "Tie kukere to my back!"