NIGERIA – Police and vigilante group in Nigeria have caught two boys with a coffin of female pants and brassieres.
The suspects, who were apprehended in Agidiehe quarters of the community at about 9.30 p.m. on Wednesday night, a dependable source told newsmen, were intercepted by the vigilante members, before policemen were invited.
The source said women and youths from the neighborhood expressed anger over the activities of the boys suspected to be âYahoo boysâ (internet fraudsters).
According to the source, âThe crowd would have mobbed the boys if not for the intervention of the police.
âWhere did they get the pants and other female items in the coffin? The law should take its course to serve as a deterrent to others.â
Confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya, said the boys were in possession of the coffin for alleged ritual purposes.
Onowakpoyeya said the female pants, brassieres and other items were seen in the coffin when the suspects were forced to open it.
She added that the Command had stepped up investigation into the matter.
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