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A man who pretended to be mentally ill has been apprehended in Kwara and caught with a N100m cheque, pictures with top politicians, and other items
– The man would have been beaten up by a mob, but he was rescued by another man who was reportedly dressed in native attire..
The PRO of the Kwara state Police Command was however unable to confirm the report, stating that he had only seen pictures about the development on social media
A man who apparently pretended to be mentally ill, has been apprehended in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, Punch reports.
The man, reported to be middle-aged, was apprehended along the Ahmadu Bello way in Ilorin, near the state Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
when a search was conducted on him, various items were found including a N100m cheque, pictures he allegedly took with top politicians, Valium injections, Infinix Hot phone 5, and male and female condoms.
When the items were found, a mob which had gathered were about to lynch the man, when he was rescued by another man who was reportedly dressed in a native attire.
The incident was reportedly confirmed by an eyewitness who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
She however stated that when it seemed like the man would be lynched by the mob, she ran away.
However, when contacted, the public relations officer for the Kwara state Police Command, Ajayi Okasanmi, stated that he could not confirm the report.
Okasanmi reportedly stated that he only saw a picture circulating on social media, of the purported mad man.