The sad incidents of stealing female pants for ritual purposes which reports abound here and there may after all not be abating.
This is as luck ran out of an 18-year-old boy, Tasiu Shuaibu, who was caught pants down by the parents of a girl he stole her pants from a wall where it was hung.
The parents of the girl on sighting the incident raised alarm which attracted the attention of neighbours who facilitated the arrest of the boy before handing him over to police.
The Police had charged the boy before an Abeokuta Magistrate Court sitting in Isabo, Ogun State on one-count charge of stealing a lady’s pant.
The Police Inspector, Lawrence Balogun prosecuting the matter had mentioned that the defendant committed the offence in December last year.
The prosecutor indicated that the pant belongs to one Taiwo Oladipupo adding that the offence committed contravened section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail by the Magistrate in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety who must reside within the Court jurisdiction and who must also show evidence of payment of tax.
The matter was adjourned to May 3 for trial. Mr.Oke is the presiding magistrate.