Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have recovered 22 ATM credit cards, 2 mobile phones and power bank from a supposed mentally ill man, identified as Lanrewaju Jaiyeola.
The supposed mad man was arrested in Victoria Island area of the state.
Jaiyeola, 39, was intercepted by the police following the suspicious manner in which he carried a backpack along Ozumba Mbadiwe road.
Apart from the atms and electronic gadgets found on him, a police source told Vanguard that several bank tellers of recent bank transactions and lots of invoices, amidst numerous pieces of papers, were also found on the alleged mad man.
The anonymous source also added that they discovered eight of the credit cards were still valid.
Out of these, three would expire in 2018, another three would expire in 2017, while two would expire in 2016, the source said.
All the credit cards bore different names and of various banks. Confirming the arrest, RRS commander, ACP Olatunji Disu, added that upon arrival at the RRS Headquarters in Alausa, the suspect made “statements suggestive of somebody disguising as a mad man to perpetrate crime around that axis.”
He said: “Initially, we noticed that he was mentally balanced because he was answering the questions posted to him ade-quately. But all of a sudden, he started sounding incoherent and illogical. “He threatened the investigative Police officer, saying ‘I will make life unbearable for you if you don’t let me go”.
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