‘Madman’ arrested with 22 ATM cards, phones, others


Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of Lagos State Police Command have arrested a suspected madman with 22 Automatic Teller Machine, ATM, cards, two mobile phones and power bank in Victoria Island.

 Lanrewaju Jaiyeola
Lanrewaju Jaiyeola

The man, who identified himself as Lanrewaju Jaiyeola, 39, was intercepted by the police after the suspicious manner he carried a backpack along Ozumba Mbadiwe Road.

A reliable police source said 22 assorted credit cards, one Nokia phone, a blackberry, a power bank, several bank tellers of recent bank transactions and lots of invoices, amidst numerous pieces of papers, were found on him.

He added that they 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 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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