On Monday, a man who pretends to be mad was caught in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, while parading the streets in search of kidnap victims.
He was caught with 2 mobile phones at the Orita Obele Estate area of Akure town where he was apparently waiting for his victims.
The man reportedly came from Edo State to Ondo in search of victims to kidnap.
One of the witnesses who spoke to Sahara Reporters said that the man was rescued by the police after he was caught on Monday morning by some people who carefully followed him on the suspicion that he is a kidnapper.
“He was caught by some good Nigerians who had been on his trail for about two weeks on the suspicion that he is a kidnapper,” he said.
“He has been pretending to be a mad man all this while and he was caught with two phones. When he was given the beating of his life, he confessed he came from Edo State and has been kidnapping people in Akure for some time. Unfortunately, he refused to name those he was working for and while people were planning to lynch him, the police quickly intervened.”
The spokesperson of the Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident noted that the police would further investigate the activities of the suspect.