Ogwu said he had no girlfriend and felt like he was having sexual intercourse any time he picks a woman’s pant, even as he pleaded that the police should release him. The suspect claimed he was not aware that his action was an offence until security operatives arrested him.
Speaking exclusively with the Southern City News, Ugwu said:
“I didn’t know that it was an offence to take women’s pants. I don’t have any girlfriend. So, each time I am with any woman’s underwear, I feel like I am making love.
“That’s why I go about picking and keeping women’s pants. I didn’t know it was an offence until the police arrested me. Please, tell them to release me. I didn’t intend to steal those things. I think, it’s a spiritual problem,” he said.
Ugwu was among the 15 suspected cult members and armed robbers paraded at the state’s command headquarters last week. He was also said to be involved in burglary and stealing from a shop of items valued at N500,000 along Emma Nnaemeka Street in Awka, the state capital.
Parading the suspects, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ali Okechukwu, thanked the people of the state for availing the police of useful information that resulted in the successes recorded by the command.