A 19-year old man, Chinonye Okorie has been arrested in Onitsha with ladies’ underwear, suspected to have been stolen for purposes of rituals.
The suspect, who hails from Mbaitolu, Imo State, was arrested by police officers at Odoakpu area of Onitsha in Anambra State.
Parading the suspect on Thursday at the police headquarters in Amawbia, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, said the suspect stole the pants for ritual purposes.
Haruna said, “At about 6:48am, Police detectives attached to Central Police Station (CPS) Onitsha arrested one Chinonye Okorie ‘m’ aged 19 years of Ogbaku in Mbaitolu LGA of Imo State.
“The suspect allegedly stole a female pant washed and spread on a rope at No. 21 Umuna Street Odoakpu, Onitsha in Anambra State.
“He intended to sell the pant to yet to be identified persons at the rate of #80,000 for alleged ritual purpose.”
Mohammed added that the pant was recovered from the suspect as exhibit, assuring that efforts were on to apprehend other fleeing accomplices.
“The Command implores the general public to be vigilant and report to the nearest Police Station any suspicious person or persons roaming around their vicinity for prompt action in order to avert this new trend of crime in the Society,” he added.