Alleged Used Sanitary pad thieves may be freed due to lack of evidence


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The Ondo State Police command may not be able to further prosecute suspects arrested in connection with collection of used sanitary pads of the Federal Government Girls’ College Akure students.

According to the state police command, the prosecution of the two suspects arrested in connection with the allegations may not proceed further for lack of evidence.

The two undisclosed suspects arrested by the police however remained remanded in custody as at the time of filing the report.

According to the allegation levelled against them, the arrested suspects were alleged to have picked students’ used Sanitary pads from the hostel for ritual purposes.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Hilda Harrison, reacting to the case said although the matter was under serious investigation, the police has so far not found evidences to convict the arrested suspects.

She continued: “The girls have a reason for their suspicion. We are Africans and we take our personal items seriously. The students alleged that some of their staff members were picking up their items from the dustbin. We have been able to get some of them for interrogation.

“Nobody was caught in the act of committing the crime. It was based only on suspicion and I am being very emphatic in saying that the students raised the suspicion. Nobody was caught in the act of removing the items.”

The Parent-Teacher Association of the School in a statement released yesterday, Wednesday, 6 April, denied the allegation completely.

In the statement by the chairman of the association, Mr. Akin Ashimolowo, the PTA said: “Our investigation revealed that some girls saw the cooks at the incinerator site, ostensibly gathering waste products. They were then accosted by the girls who searched their sacks and found items such as a spoon, a pair of slippers, a cooler and three used premier soap.”

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