Force Public Relation Officer, Frank Mba has said investigating the stealing of women’s underwear for ritual purposes is synonymous to a herculean task. He explained further why stealing of women pants and underwear allegedly for ritual purposes can’t be investigated during a live television programme, Good Morning Nigeria on NTA. The police spokesman said this in response to questions on ritual practices and ‘get rich quick’ schemes in vogue nowadays.
According to Mba, cases involving stealing of pants for ritual purposes can’t be investigated because they are not empirically verifiable.
He said, “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.