A young man was apprehended by residents after stealing panties and other clothing items in Edo state.
It was gathered that the Hausa man popularly known as Aboki, stole the items at Lagos street in Ring road area, Benin city and was caught at Orominyan area by the residents.
When asked how much he sells the panties, the young man refused to talk.
Female leggings, boxers, underwear and other clothing items were also found in his possession.
This is coming days after the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, warned Nigerian youths, especially yahoo boys stealing pants for money rituals to desist from the act or face the consequences.
Oba Ewuare gave the warning during a thanksgiving service at the Holy Aruosa Cathedral in Benin to round off the 2018 annual Igue Festival Celebrations.
He said youths who cling to the illusion that they could become wealthy by killing people or stealing female underwear for ritual purposes, would no doubt face the consequence.
He added that the behaviour was abominable and alien to Benin customs and tradition.
However, police public relations officer Dolapo Badmos has said that female pant thieves will henceforth be charged for attempted murder and not stealing.
Dolapo Badmos said her Instagram post,many of the suspects confessed to using the female pants for rituals whereof the owner dies prematurely. See what she wrote below;
What is the in thing about increase in stealing of underpants?! Learnt the ones caught in the act always confess to be using it for rituals whereof the owner dies prematurely🙄….. Henceforth anyone caught stealing pants might not be charged for stealing but attempted murder👮🏾♀️👮🏾♀️This has to stop 🛑 ✋