According to reports, a man who deceived people into believing he was mad has been arrested and placed in police custody after he was allegedly caught with human tongue, gun and cutlass around the popular Ring Road area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
This comes barely four days after a kidnappers den was discovered where over 19 human skulls were found and some abducted people were rescued.
Residents of the state capital rushed to catch a glimpse of the ‘madman’, but was carried away by the policemen to avert the suspect from lynching by a mob.
Also, another man was mobbed by angry crowd after a price list of human parts was allegedly found on him.
This came as a man, who was about being dispossessed of the large sum of money he withdrew from a commercial bank at Mokola area of the city jumped down from a flyover with his money.
It was gathered that the suspect caught with human tongues was arrested at Oni and Son Memorial Hospital area of Ring Road.
A source said that over 400 posters of a politician contesting the 2015 governorship election, women underwear and some weapons were found on him. The source said he was rounded up by the policemen from Oluyole Police Station.
Another man, who reportedly disguised as a destitute, was caught at Adeoyo State Hospital with a price list of human parts.
After they were beaten by the mob, policemen took the three men to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID.
According to information, the ‘mad’ man was exposed when his hidden BlackBerry phone rang. This was said to have aroused suspicion of passers-by who had all the while known the man as a destitute.
Further search on him, Vanguard gathered, revealed that he listed those owing him outstanding balance and the human parts they bought. That was when the mob descended on him.
When Vanguard got there, the police refused to comment saying the newsman should go to the police headquarters at Eleyele, Ibadan for reaction.
The man that jumped to escape being robbed of his money by two men on commercial motorcycle, it was further gathered, was rescued by policemen who were on duty under the flyover and taken to the hospital in an ambulance, as he sustained injuring in his arms.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olabisi Ilobanafor, confirmed the arrest of a man who was beaten by the mob but said he did not know anything about the Adeoyo State Hospital incident.
She said: “I can’t say whether he is a ritualist or destitute. I don’t know whether things found on him were human tongues or not.
“It is only a forensic expert who can say precisely what they are. We use this opportunity to warn members of the public not to take laws into their hands by resorting to jungle justice whenever they see a suspect.
“We also want to advise parents not to allow their wards to mix up with mob to break any law.”