It was gathered that while he was asked who sent him, he refused to answer but instead insisted on getting his sim card. Eyewitnesses disclosed that he said repeatedly “my SIM, my SIM ” Please can I have my SIM card.
The policemen who arrived before the mad man was beaten, left with the 2 iPhone 8 without making arrest.
Few months ago, we reported that a fake mad man was caught in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Monday while parading the streets. Witnesses claimed he was in search of kidnap victims. The man, whose appearance was dishevelled, was apprehended at the Orita Obele Estate area of the town.
One of the witnesses, Ojo Ayobami, said the ad man who was caught with two phones was immediately handed over to a vigilante group. Ayobami explained that the man claimed to have come from Edo to Ondo State in search of victims, stating that;
“He was caught on Monday morning around Orita-Obele Estate, along roadblock, Akure, Ondo State”.
“He was caught by some good Nigerians who had been on his trail for about two weeks on the suspicion that he is a kidnapper,” he said.
“He has been pretending to be a mad man all this while and he was caught with two phones. When he was given the beating of his life, he confessed he came from Edo State and has been kidnapping people in Akure for some time. Unfortunately, he refused to name those he was working for and while people were planning to lynch him, the police quickly intervened.”
Femi Joseph, Spokesman of the Ondo State Police Command, confirmed the arrest of the supposed ‘mad man’, noting that the Police would further investigate the suspect’s activities.