Ondo state police command on Monday arrested a supposed ‘madman’ in Akure who had not less than 18 ATM cards of different banks in his possession, together with an unspecified amount of money and jewelries.
BuzzNigeria gathered that the man was arrested in Ijapo area of Akure, after he was interrogated and handed over to the police by some residents who suspected him to be an armed robber monitoring the area.
Femi Joseph, the police spokesman, confirmed the incident saying the suspect would undergo medical test to ascertain his sanity.
We do not want to presume that he is a mad man. There are medical tests he needs to undergo for us to believe him. If at the end of the day he is found to be a robber, as it is being speculated, he will face the wrath of the law.
A source said that some passersby discovered that the suspect, who positioned himself by the side of the road, had a lot of money made up of different denominations in his custody despite his claim to be insane.
After carefully looking at the man, we discovered that he was a normal human being, because how could a mad man be counting huge sum of money and also has different ATM cards in his possession.
Few days ago, officials of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of Lagos State Police Command arrested a suspected madman with 22 ATM cards, two mobile phones and power banks, along Ozumba Mbadiwe road, Victoria Island.
The RSS operatives arrested the man who identified himself as Lanrewaju Jaiyeola, after they noticed him carrying a backpack. They said the man initially answered their questions logically before he suddenly began sounding incoherent and illogical, threatening to make their lives miserable if they don’t let him go.