Why we can’t investigate stealing of pants for rituals – Police

The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, have outlined reason it can’t investigate the menace of Nigerians stealing women pants and underwear for ritual purposes.

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Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, said cases involving stealing of pants for ritual purposes can’t be investigated because they are not empirically verifiable.

Mba made the disclosure while speaking on the menace of get-rich-quick on Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, and posted on the Force official Twitter handle, on Friday.

According to Mba: “Stealing of underwear for whatsoever reason is a recent phenomenon, before now, we had cases of rituals killings but we can’t investigate things that are not empirically verifiable except when there is convergence of the act like cases of murder or an attempt or related crimes

“We are indeed in a trying time. It’s good to be positively ambitious but wanting to get rich quick with minimal skills, efforts and at a very short time is quite disturbing.

“We don’t investigate divination or morality except related acts that constitute a criminal offence. Apart from factors like unemployment etc what we have on home videos,TV programs and messages being sent out.

“Drug and substance abuses are strong conscience suppressors that influence our youth into these wicked acts of fetish and ritual killings for get-rich-quick. While we’ll continue to fight menace of drug abuse head-on, we want our youths to desist or be ready to bear the consequences.”


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