RRS Arrests ‘Mad Man’ With 22 ATM Cards In Lagos (Photo)

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos
State Police Command have arrested a man claiming to be insane in possession of
22 ATM credit cards, 2 mobile phones and power bank in Victoria Island area of
Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
The man, Lanrewaju Jaiyeola, 39, was intercepted by the
operatives where he was sighted in a suspicious manner carrying a backpack on
Ozumba Nbadiwe Road.
According to one of the police officers who arrested
Jaiyeola, “when we sighted him, he appeared like a mentally sick man but we
invited him for interrogation, he answered and responded normal to all our

“Afterwards, he started straying from the normal course of
our enquiries. This raised further curiosity and we decided to check out his
backpack. What we found was startling; 22 assorted credit cards, 1 Nokia phone
with flat battery, a blackberry, a power bank, several bank tellers of recent
bank transactions, and lots of invoices amidst numerous pieces of papers.
“On further scrutiny, we discovered that 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. All the credit cards bore
different names and banks.”
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
“Initially, we noticed that he was mentally balanced because
he was answering the questions posted to him adequately. But all of a sudden,
he started to sound incoherent and illogical again,” the officer explained.
The police said that there is still more to what they had
discovered from the supposed mad man.
While interrogating him, he threatened the investigative
police officer, saying “I will make life unbearable for you if you don’t let me
go. It was at this point we realised that possibly he might be enjoying the
patronage of some highly placed people whom we believe he might working for,”
the officer added.
It was further learnt that the suspect was on the watch of
the police for about two weeks before he was arrested on Wednesday.

The suspect has been transferred to Special Anti-Robbery Squad
where he is expected to be subjected to further investigations and psychiatric

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