Two suspected female pant thieves have been arrested by operatives of Satellite Division of the Lagos state police command.
Spokesman for the command, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Wednesday, stating that the two men Friday Emmanuel, 21, and Obiora Nwabueze, 29, were arrested at Mile-2-under-the-bridge.
A fight had broken between the suspects after Nwabueze failed to pay Emmanuel N30, 000 agreed upon for him to steal the pant.
When Emmanuel brought the pants, instead of paying him the agreed amount, Nwabueze attempted to take them by force which resulted in a scuffle.
The statement read: “During interrogation, Emmanuel regretted listening to his friend Nwabueze, who was pestering him to get him female underwear he desperately needed to become rich.
“Both suspects were Wednesday charged to Magistrate Court 23, at Mbah Road, Ajegunle, Lagos for conspiracy and stealing,” he said.
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