An alleged mad man has been beaten to a pulp after he was caught with a huge sum of money, three iPhones, and women’s underwear in Mowe, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.
It was gathered that the suspect, who stays under the bridge in the area on the pretext of being mentally unstable, was caught making a phone call with an unknown person on Thursday.
When suspicious residents saw him and inquired where he got the phone from, the alleged mad man could not give a satisfactory answer and he attempted to escape.
Residents were said to have caught him and searched his belongings only to discover the sum of N250,000, three iPhones, and women’s underwear in his possession.
The locals descended on him and beat him to a pulp before handing him over to the Mowe Police Division who said, “they could not accommodate a lunatic in their station.”
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An eyewitness, who identified himself simply as Ade, told PUNCH that he and his friends were placing a bet under the bridge when they saw the suspect making a phone call.
“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.”
A trader in the area, identified simply as Yetunde, said the suspect was beaten when he refused to disclose who he was talking to on the phone.
“When he was asked who he was talking to, he refused to talk; it was the annoyance that made people to start beating him and wondering where a lunatic got such amount of money, phones and women pants and bra from. This is an eye-opener to everyone in Mowe. Only God knows how many atrocities he has committed in Mowe.
“Probably he is working with ritualists, because I don’t know where he got the money and the phones, and maybe the underwear belong to women he raped or killed and sold their body parts,” she said.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said he could not confirm the incident at the time of filing this report.
KanyiDaily had also reported how an alledged mad man was overpowered by passengers after he beat Lagos Airport security officials and almost boarded a flight to Europe.