Men of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday, February 10, arrested Lanrewaju Jaiyeola who claimed to be mentally unstable. Items discovered with him includes 22 ATM credit cards, 2 mobile phones, bank tellers and power bank.
RRS Arrests ‘Mad Man’ With 22 ATM Cards In Lagos
The 39-year-old man was nabbed by the operatives along Ozumba Nbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lagos, when he was seen carrying a backpack and behaving suspiciously.
“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 enquiries” one of the officers said”.
“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.” he added.
During interrogation at the RRS Headquarters in Alausa, the suspect suddenly began to sound irrational and even threatened the investigative officer.
“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,”
“He said ‘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 suspect has been transferred to Special Anti-Robbery Squad where he is expected to be subjected to further investigations and psychiatric examinations.