Local hunters have apprehended three female teenagers who were alleged to have robbed an elderly woman in Oshogbo, Osun State, of an undisclosed sum of money.
It was gathered that the woman had on Sunday organized a party, owambe, and had received money as gifts, which attracted the teenagers to stalk her and invaded the house to steal the money.
An eye witness, said: ‘The girls confessed to having entered the house through the window. One of them was at the party and kept surveillance over their victims throughout the day. She later informed the two others and they invaded the house later in the night.
“They had taken the money but while moving out of the house, they stepped on the victim and she alerted neighbours by continuously shouting ‘thief.’
“The hunters in the community rushed to the scene and arrested one of them around 4 am. She later led the team with police to arrest the two other suspects at Olugun and Sasa areas respectively. They were all teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16.”
The Osun State Police Command, through its spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, has confirmed the incident, saying that the arrest of the teenage girls was effected through a joint operation between the hunters and Police operatives.