Man faking madness caught with N250, 000, iPhones, women underwear
A man who is said to be mentally sick has been beaten to a coma by
residents of Mowe in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.
He was attacked for allegedly being in possession of a huge sum of money and three phones.
The suspect, who stays under the bridge in the area on the pretext of being a mad man, was on a call with an unknown person on Thursday when the residents caught him.
He could not give a satisfactory answer when he was asked by the residents where he got the phone from.
While trying to escape, he was prevented and checks on his belongings revealed the sum of N250,000, three iPhones and women underwear, which made the residents to beat him to a pulp.
An eyewitness, who identified himself simply as Ade, said he and his friends were placing a bet under the bridge when they saw the suspect making a phone call.
He said, “I was playing lotto with my friends under the bridge when we noticed that the supposed mentally unstable man was making a call; I tried to move close to him, but when he saw that I was coming, he tried to escape.
“My friends on the other side of the road, who were watching us, crossed the road to join me and we asked him to sit down and searched his bags and found three more phones, the sum of N250,000, and pants and bras belonging to women.
“He had been at the Mowe bus stop for long and when some passers-by saw what we found on him, they pounced on him and beat him. We later handed him over to the police, but policemen at the Mowe Police Division said they could not accommodate a lunatic in their station. Only God knows who he was calling.”