A-25-year old man, Ojonugwa Adejoh has been arrested by the Ondo state police command for allegedly stealing pants belonging to his brothers’ wife for rituals.
Adejoh was arrested alongside with one Prophet Olajide Ogunleye (53), of Celestial Church of Christ, ‘Ibanujemidopin’, Uso, in Owo local government area of Ondo state.
Parading the suspects in Akure,the state capital on Wednesday, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, a Superintendent of Police(SP) said they were arrested last week following the report by the victim.
Adejoh said, “I went to the prophet to pray for me because of my work when I got there he asked me the type of my work and I told him I am panel beater, he said he wanted to pray for me asking me to open my hands and put something on it for me to shallow and prayed for me before leaving the place.
“But when I got home I don’t know what I was doing again I just started looking for my brother wife’s pants and when I got the pants I went back to him. I didn’t steal the pants for rituals. Hours after, my brother’s wife raised an alarm that she didn’t see her pants and I was arrested. When the police arrested me, I was taken to Uso police station before they transferred me to Akure.
“Two pants belong to my brother’s wife and three others belong to my younger sister are in my possession”.
The prophet however denied the allegation,saying he didn’t ask him to go and steal the pants.
Joseph however enjoined ladies and women in the state to guard their under wears jeolously,saying “this is a very dangerous phenomenon now”.
He said “we are using this opportunity to enjoy our ladies and women that this is a very dangerous phenomenon now, we have to guard whatever we are putting on as underwear.
“Parents should also warn their children particularly female ones to be very careful where they keep their wears.
The command also arrested two local security guards for alleged attempt to rape one woman (name withheld) who was coming back from church around 8pm along popular Agbogbo road, in Akure.
The suspects, Daniel John (25) and Longbap Bongven (25) from Plateau state according to police spokesman said they normally hide somewhere around the area whenever they wanted to perpetuate their acts.