The Ekiti police on Tuesday arrested a young man who was reported to have stolen Madam Modupe Adekoya’s pants.
Efoghae Friday, 21 confessed to have stolen the underwear that belongs to Adekoya who resides in a three-bedroom flat on 15, Olorunsogo Street, Basiri, Ado Ekiti.
According to a police source, Friday disclosed that some people ordered him to get a pair of pant for them, promising that they would give him N2000 in exchange.
He added one out of the two pairs of pant hung to dry by Madam Adekoya was stolen and delivered to the men.
Speaking with The Nation, the old woman said: ” I know Friday very well as he usually comes to assist me in doing some domestic chores at home. To appreciate him, I use to give him meals but I never thought he could do this.
” I had washed my pants and put two of them out to dry at about 3 am on June 10, at the corridor in my house. But when I went to remove it the next morning, I found out that one was missing, then I raised the alarm.
” After series of investigations, a relative who suspected Friday called him and they urged him to confess promising not to be angry with him. He did eventually confessed to stealing the underwear and that was when we invited the police to arrest him.
” When he was arrested, he took the police to the house of some three boys he claimed one of them had asked him to fetch the underwear and promised to give him N2,000,” she said.
The suspects have been transferred from Irewolede police station to the New Iyin police station on Bank Road, Ado Ekiti.
A relative of the old woman who craves anonymity urged the police to prosecute the matter to the latter with any prejudice, stressing that the suspects should be made to provide the pant stolen.
He added that the police should ensure that the suspects are charged to court since they have admitted to have committed the crime.
“We want the police to charge the case to court since Friday has made confessions that he stole the underwear”, he said.