Two female corpers stripped naked in Ebonyi as hoodlums ask them to remove their underwear for rituals

TWO female members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Ebonyi State have become the latest victims of the pants-for rituals menace ravaging the country after they were stripped naked by hoodlums who robbed them of their underwear.


It a recent criminal attack, the two corpers were forced by the unidentified hoodlums to remove their clothes, including their pants and hand them over to them, One of the corpers, who was menstruating, even had her blood socked pants and sanitary pads taken away by the hoodlums.


According to the police, the incident happened at Oshiegbe community, near the boundary between Ohaukwu and Ezza North Local Government Areas of Ebonyi State. Police spokeswoman Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident, saying that the attackers waylaid the women in a jeep.


Ms Odah added: “On 5th of February, 2019, two female corps members came to the divisional headquarters in Ohaukwu council area to report that on their way coming from Ezillo in Ishielu council area to Abakaliki, a jeep stopped in front of them and asked them to pay N200 each to be conveyed to Abakaliki."


According to the spokesman, on reaching 135 Junction at Ezzamgbo, the men diverted to another direction and told them that they wanted to pick something from a teacher at St Michael Secondary School, Ezzamgbo. Ms Odah urged travellers to always go to designated motor parks to board vehicles whenever they are travelling to avoid such attacks.


She added: “When they got to Oshiegbe community, at the boundary area between Ohaukwu and Ezza North council areas, the driver stopped and came down. He told them that he wanted to ease himself and he immediately went to the back, opened the door and pointed a gun them, ordering them to come down and give them all their cloths including their pants."


According to the police spokeswoman, one of the corps members shed tears when she remembered that she was in her period. Ms Odah added: “They collected their pants and her sanitary pad and drove off.


"Before driving off, they collected their phones and smashed them on the spot. We also learnt that when they meet women who are not wearing pants, they give them pants and force them to wear them for about five minutes before taking them away from their victims.”