A ‘madman’ in Akure, the Ondo State capital, destroyed his phone immediately he got a credit alert of N1.5 million naira during an arrest by officers of the Ondo State command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The ‘madman’, known as Dele, was said to have forcefully collected his phone that was seized by an operative of the NSCDC when a credit alert of N1.5 million was received, and destroyed it.
The Ondo State Commandant of NSCDC, Mr. Pedro Awili, said while parading the suspect: “The arrest was made possible through the corps’ surveillance team while on duty within the Akure metropolis.
“Our team, on October 15, arrested one Dele, who is pretending to be a madman, at Isikan area of Akure with a mobile phone.
“Few minutes after our men arrested him and seized the phone, he got an alert of N1.5 million payment into his account.
“Immediately the alert entered, he forcefully collected the mobile phone and smashed it on the ground. We are going to repair the mobile phone to know and ascertain the person that sent the money to him and the persons he is working for.”
Awili also disclosed that investigation on the matter would continue until his mission and collaborators are fished out.
He further advised the people of the state to be security conscious and to always report any suspicious persons to security personnel, adding “people should watch their environment and watch the kind of people they see, especially madmen, to know if truly such persons are insane.”
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