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‘Madman’ is caught with N100 million cheque, alleged pictures with top politicians, ATM cards, condoms (photo)

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. 

We gathers that 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.