A man who feigned to be mad has been caught in Ilorin the State Capital of Kwara.
The man according to media reports was apprehended near the state Ministry of Environment and Forestry along the Ahmadu Bello Way in Ilorin.
Sources said when he was searched, a cheque of N100m, pictures he allegedly took with top politicians in Nigeria, four automated teller machine cards, male and female condoms, Valium injections and Infinix Hot 5 phone were found on him.
The sources said the man, who would have been lynched by a mob, was rescued by another man dressed in a native attire.
An eye-witness who pleaded anonymity, said she got there when people caught the fake madman. She said she witnessed how the man was searched.
According to her, she ran away when it seemed the mob might lynch the suspect.
The picture of the man and a brief description of what transpired when he was apprehended quickly spread through the social media.
But the Kwara State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi, said he could not confirm the discovery of the fake madman, adding that all he saw was a picture of the purported man circulating on the social media.
A Facebook user, Kayode Ogunlowo who also shared the story on social media said this about the fake Madman:
Kwarans Be careful!
Fake mad man bursted this morning 21/12/2017 in front of Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ilorin. The following was found on him: a cheque of 100Million naira, Pictures with top politicians in Nigeria, 4 ATM cards, Male n Female condoms, Valium Injections and Infinix Hot 5 phone. He was rescued by the man in ankara(probably co-evil worker) from been mobbed by the masses.