A Vulcanizer identified as Dele Ope has been arrested by the police for allegedly stealing pants belonging to his female customer. Ope has confessed to have stolen the pants to use them for money rituals.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident on Sunday. Oyeyemi said the 22-year-old vulcaniser was arrested following a report by a woman at Warewa division that she noticed her pant went missing after the accused left her house.
The unnamed woman, it was learned, said she had invited the man to his compound to help in fixing her deflated tyre. But, after the suspect had left, she observed that her pants spread on a rope was nowhere to be found.
It was gathered that a search for the vulcanizer began immediately, being the only one who came into the compound at the time.
The DPO of Warewa division, SP Folake Afeniforo, reportedly detailed her detectives to the area where the suspect was traced and promptly arrested. Police said that upon his arrest, Ope’s house was searched and the woman’s pants were recovered therein.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to stealing the underwear with the intention of taking it to a herbalist for a money-making ritual,” Oyeyemi said.