A man identified as Ifeanyi, a native of Enugu state was nearly lynched by an angry mob for allegedly selling ladies pants in Mgbakwu, Awka North local council area of Anambra State.
According to reports, the suspect was reportedly caught in a students’ residential quarters while attempting to steal the undies.
Confessing to his crime, the suspect stated that he stole over 58 female pants before he was caught by a lady in the early hours of the fateful day.
He stated that he dropped out of school as a result of mental illness and blamed his evil act on the devil. Going further, he confessed that he has been into such business for years.
“I usually sell them to one Emeka Ofor in Enugu at the rate of N500 per piece,”
A resident of the area who pleaded anonymity said the suspect gained entrance to the apartment around 2 am.
“He headed to the rope where the pants were hung and was collecting them when a woman who came out to ease herself raised alarm.
“The neighbours quickly rushed to the scene and pounced on him, stripping him of his clothes.”
The State Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, said he was yet to be briefed on the matter