A young man has been apprehended by residents for stealing panties and other clothing items in Edo state.
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According to a report, the man said to be Hausa, stole the items at Lagos street in Ring road area, Benin city and was caught at Orominyan area by the residents.
When asked how much he sells the panties, the young man refused to talk. Female leggings, boxers, underwear and other clothing items were also found in his possession.
His questionable act comes days after the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, warned Nigerian youths, especially yahoo boys stealing pants for money rituals to desist from the act or face the consequences.
Oba Ewuare gave the warning during a thanksgiving service at the Holy Aruosa Cathedral in Benin to round off the 2018 annual Igue Festival Celebrations.
He said youths who cling to the illusion that they could become wealthy by killing people or stealing female underwear for ritual purposes, would no doubt face the consequence.
He added that the behaviour was abominable and alien to Benin customs and tradition.