Man arrested with ATM cardsIn what appears to be unusual to crime fighting, operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of Lagos State Police command, arrested a man who appeared as mad man but in possession of 22 ATM credit cards, 2 mobile phones and power bank around Victoria Island in the state..

The man, Lanrewaju Jaiyeola, 39, was intercepted by the operatives where he was sighted in a suspicious manner carrying a backpack and in an unkempt manner.

According to one of the police officers, who arrested him, 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 enquiries.

Afterwards, he started straying from the normal course of our enquiries. ‘

” This raised further curiosity and we decided to check out his knapsack. What we found was startling; 22 credit cards, 1 Nokia phone with flat battery, a blackberry, a power bank, several bank tellers, and lots of invoices amidst numerous pieces of papers ” the policeman said

He added that ” On further scrutiny, we discovered that eight of the credit cards were still valid. 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 bank ” .

Upon his. arrival at the RRS Headquarters in Alausa, the suspected criminal confessed that he was only disguising as a mad man to perpetuate some heinous acts around the axis..

“Initially, we noticed that he was mentally balanced because he was answering the questions poised to him adequately. But all of a sudden, he started sound incoherent and illogical again ‘

The Police authority said that there is still more to what they have discovered from the self-acclaimed 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 have some notable Nigerians whom he was working for”,

It was further learnt that the suspect was on the watch of the Police for two weeks before he was apprehended on the penultimate day.” a police source said

Some of the documents recovered from him were :vouchers of N500, 000 and 200,000 respectively.

The suspect has been transferred to Special Anti-Robbery Squad for further investigations and psychiatric examination with immediate effect.

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