The Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba, said this during a live television programme on NTA, ‘Good Morning Nigeria’, on Friday. Mba was responding to questions on ritual practices and ‘get rich quick’ schemes.
He said, “Stealing of underwear for whatsoever reason is a recent phenomenon, before now, we had cases of rituals killings but we can’t investigate things that are not empirically verifiable except when there is convergence of the act like cases of murder or an attempt or related crimes.”
Mba said substance abuse fuels crime. He, therefore, asked youths not to delve into it. He added, “Drug and substance abuses are strong conscience suppressors that influence our youth into these wicked acts of fetish and ritual killings for get-rich-quick.
While we’ll continue to fight the menace of drug abuse head-on, we want our youths to desist or be ready to bear the consequences. “We don’t investigate divinations or morality except related acts that constitute a criminal offence. Apart from factors like unemployment etc what we have on home videos, TV programs and messages being sent out.”
Recently, the issue of pant stealing from female hostels is on the rise in Africa’s most populous city, Nigeria. With the growing rate at which female pants are stolen and reportedly used for rituals, Zone 2 police PRO of the Nigerian Police Service, Dolapo Badmos has said anyone caught stealing pants will not be charged with theft.
She said: ‘henceforth anyone caught stealing pants might not be charged for stealing but attempted murder’. According to her, ‘learnt the ones caught in the act always confess to be using it for rituals whereof the owner dies prematurely’.
Earlier this week, Nollywood actress, Mosun Filani also shared major tips on how to protect and safeguard female underwears.
According to her, ‘if you are safe and your pant is not safe, my sister you are not safe o’.’Please get peg hangers, dry your pants in your bathroom (not close to your windows abeg o).
Don’t just dispose ur old pants anyhow, cut them into shreds (focus on the underlay part), or better still burn them out completely. 2019 yii aiye oni ka pata wa Lo o’ she said.
Controversial On-air personality, Daddy Freeze has reacted to the Police Public relations officer, Dolapo Badmus saying people who are caught stealing pants for ritual purposes will be charged with murder.According to Freeze, a statement like this may in fact make Burna Boy right about saying some Nigerians are fools and unprogressive. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇