Pant Stealer Caught in Moniya

A suspected ritualist identified as Jamiu Alade was on Tuesday caught while trying to steal pants at Isaguna area, Moniya, Akinyele Local Government, Ibadan.

According to owner of the underwear, who preferred anonymity, while taking her bath this morning, she noticed unknown hand drawing towards the window of the bathroom to steal her pant.

She then shouted for help and the suspect was arrested.

The suspect, after receiving a thorough beating said he wanted to kill a rat and was later taken to the police at Divisional Police Headquarters, Moniya.

Speaking on the incident, the Chairman, Landlord Association, Zone 3, Isagunna area, Mr. Fatai Olalere said his people suddenly called him on the incident and the suspect was handed over to police to avoid being lynched to death.

A resident, Mr. Adebayo Bamidele said the suspect, while trying to abscond was caught around the neighbourhood.

Confirming the incident, another resident, Mrs. Lola Ajagbe told Radio Nigeria correspondent that the same suspect was caught while trying to rape a woman in the area but was released after begged that he missed road to a friend’s house.

All efforts to speak to the suspect were fruitless as he was already in police custody.

However, efforts to speak with the Oyo state PPRO, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi proved abortive as his phone was not reachable.

Lekan Olayiwola


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