Three people have been arrested by the Niger state Police Command after they were caught stealing pants in the Làpai, Kaffin-Koro areas of Niger state.
Mohammed Ali, 24 years old, Abubakar Sadiq-18 years old and Ephraim Isaiah-19 years are all in the custody of the Police. The suspects who have been in the business of stealing and selling used female pants for over two years met their Waterloo when they attempted to steal from another female lodging in the off-campus area of a tertiary institution.
According to newsmen, one of the suspects claimed he was approached by one of his customers asking him to steal four female pants and get N20,000 in exchange.
One Madaji Yabajeko from Agaie is my customer who comes to sew clothes from me. He approached me to steal pants for him, that if I steal four pants, he will pay me N20, 000.
“I steal pants from the windows of the student’s lodge off campus. The last one which they caught me, I did not know the owner was at home. As I put my hand inside the bathroom to take the pant, that was how she shouted and people cane around and I was caught.”
Abubakar Muhammad, the Spokesman of the Niger State Police Command confirmed the incident while admonishing young women to be be careful of where they spread their underwears.
Abubakar said many people are lying around waiting to steal the female underwears for unknown purposes.
He also affirmed that the suspects were caught in the act at different locations of Niger state where they would be charged to court ti answer to their crimes, right after the Police concludes investigation.