A middle age man pretending to be ‘mentally deranged’ was on Monday caught in Akure, Ondo State capital while parading the streets to kidnap an innocent resident.
The man with a roughly hair, looking tattered and dirty was apprehended at the Orita Obele Estate area of the state capital.
Eyewitnesses told journalists that the self acclaimed “psycho social man” who was suspected to also be a ritualist was also caught with two handsets.
One of the witnesses, Mr Ganiyu Yusuf said that the culprit was immediately handed over to the vigilante group.
Mr Yusuf explained that the man claimed to have come from Edo to Ondo State to perpetrate his evil job of the kidnapping business.
He explained that the timely intervention of policemen helped the suspect from being set ablaze by the angry residents.
“This guy 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 2weeks after suspecting he is a kidnapper.
“He has been pretending to be a mad man all this while and he was caught with two phones.
“When he was given the beaten of his life, he confessed he came from Edo State and has been kidnapping people in Akure for sometimes.”
Femi Joseph, Spokesman of Ondo State Police command confirmed the arrest of the man.
Mr Joseph said the man was accused to have chewed and swallowed the SIM card of his phone when he was apprehended.
PPRO noted that the man has been placed under custody for further investigations.
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