Luck today ran out of a serial suspected ritualist and kidnapper, who usually disguised as a mad man in Akure, the Ondo state capital city.
The man simply called himself Adetoyinbo, was arrested by neighborhood vigilante group at Orita-Obele Estate, near roadblock in Akure, with two handsets in his pocket.
The middle-age suspected ritualist who claimed to have traveled from Edo state to Akure confessed to have been in the business of kidnapping in Ondo state for sometimes while pretending to be a mentally deranged person.
An eyewitness, Mr Ganiyu Yusuf told Radio Nigeria that some charms and ritual substances were also found in the man’s pocket, adding that timely intervention of policemen rescued the suspect from being set ablaze by angry residents.
The eyewitness said “this guy was caught this morning around Orita-obele estate along roadblock Akure, Ondo state. He was caught by some good Nigerians who have been on his trail for about 2 weeks after suspecting he’s a kidnapper and only pretending to be a mad man. He was caught with two phones.”
“He confessed his from Edo state and has been kidnapping in Akure for sometimes now but refused to mention his boss name. The police has intervened before the public set him blaze, he’s presently in Okuta elerinla police station.”
“Please let’s be vigilant, and God will continue to expose the evil doers.” he said.
Confirming the arrest of the lunatic, the State Public relations officer, Mr Femi Joseph said the man was accused to have chewed and swallowed the SIM card of his phone when he was apprehended.
The PPRO noted that the man was still in the police custody for further investigations.