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An elderly man, suspected to be a ritualist was caught in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Wednesday evening with dozens of female underwear.

The suspects, whose real name was not known at the time of this report, was caught at Danjuma area, along Isikan road in Akure.

Eyewitness said that the man was caught by commercial motorcylists while picking female undergarments. He was beaten, stripped and paraded round the city.

According to Miss Adeola Oluwasegun, who witnessed the scenario said the man was mistaken for a madman until he was exposed by some youth of the area.

“We first saw the old man roaming the streets like a mentally unstable man, holding a small bag, and we thought he was begging for food or money. Later, we noticed some commercial motorcyclists shouting ‘Thief! Thief!!’ from afar. They dragged the bag from him, and it was discovered that he had items such as bra, panties, clothes and soaked sanitary pads in his possession.

“Many residents were angry and they gave him the serious beating of his life. In fact, they nearly lynched him before he was whisked away by some elderly people” he added.

The used sanitary pads and underwears were found in possession of the suspect. It was learnt that the suspect was later handed over to officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Confirning the matter, Oladipo Samuel, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the NSCDC in Ondo State, said the suspect is in their custody and helping with investigation and he would be handed over to the Police soon.

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