This happened today at DSC roundabout area of Warri, Delta State. According to information gathered from eyewitnesses by Correctng.com correspondent in the area, the young man who was posing to be mad revealed that he was not mad but a job man after he was severely beating by residents.
According to the reports, the man was seen acting suspiciously after receiving money from a passerby who then raised alarm before the residents intervened. He was then forced to pull off his clothes and it was discovered that he laced himself with juju (fetish materials).
When interrogated, it was gathered that he is from Bayelsa State.
This is coming months after another fake ‘mad man’ who received a credit alert of N1.5 million on his phone was caught and arrested.
According to reports, the man pretending to be mad was arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC in Akure, Ondo state, after being suspected of being a criminal.
The man who was identified as Dele, was arrested on Monday around the Isikan area in the capital city.
According to eyewitnesses who spoke with Sahara Reporters, the supposedly mad man was seen wandering the area alone and acting funny, his action aroused the interest of residents and they immediately called for active vigilance.
The eyewitness said the culprit was quickly surrounded and handed over to the officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). When the fake mad man’s phone was searched, they saw a credit alert of N1.5 million.
Pedro Awili, the Commandant of the NSCDC in Ondo State, confirmed his arrest on Tuesday afternoon. Awili said the culprit was handed to the Corps’ Quick Respons Squad (QRS) for immediate arrest.
He later paraded the arrested culprit and seven other criminals for various offences before journalists at the command’s Alagbaka office.
Awili told newsmen:
The QRS team of the Command on October 15 arrested one Dele who was pretending as a madman at Isikan area of Akure with Itel phone.
When our men arrested him and checked his mobile phone after some few seconds, he got a payment alert of N1.5 million into his account.
Immediately the alert entered, he forcefully collected the mobile phone and smashed it on the floor. We went to repair the mobile phone to know and ascertain the person that sent the money to him and the persons he is working for.
The Ondo NSCDC boss said the suspect belongs to a gang of serial kidnap syndicate terrorizing people and innocent residents of the state.
He vowed that the command would investigate the case to a conclusion and ensure justice is properly served on the culprit and his cohorts in the state.