The Police in Anambra , on Thursday said they had arrested a teenager for allegedly stealing a woman’ s underwear for ritual purposes.
The Command ’ s Public Relations Officer , Mr . Haruna Mohammed , a Superintendent of Police , said in Awka that the suspect , 19 , was apprehended on January 11 in Onitsha.
“ On January 11 , 2019 , at about 6 . 48 a . m. , Police detectives attached to Central Police Station , Onitsha, arrested the suspect of Ogbaku in Mbaitolu Local Government Area of Imo .
“ The suspect allegedly stole a female panties washed and spread on a rope at 21 , Umuna Street , Odoakpu , Onitsha in Anambra State , ” Mohammed said .
He said that the suspect planned to sell the underwear to a yet – to – be -identified persons at N80 , 000 for alleged ritual purposes.
He said that the underwear was recovered from the suspect as exhibit , adding that efforts were being intensified to apprehend other fleeing accomplices in the incident .
The Police spokesperson implored the public to be vigilant and report to the nearest Police station any suspicious person or persons in their vicinity for prompt action .
According to him , the advice is important to avert this new trend of crime in the society .