A middle-aged man, identified as Kayode Michael was on Thursday apprehended by residents of the Danjuma area of Akure, the Ondo State capital, for allegedly picking women underwear and used sanitary pads.
It was gathered that the man was almost lynched by the mob who caught him with a nylon bag containing female underwear as he was accused of planning to use them for rituals.
The Public Relations Officer, Ondo State Command, NSCDC, Mr Oladapo Samuel, confirming the incident, said the suspect was still in the custody of the agency.
He explained that the relatives of the suspect had visited the command to say that he was mentally ill and that he was fond of picking refuse around the town.
He added that investigation had commenced into the matter and that the suspect would be subjected to a psychiatric test in order to determine the state of his mental health.
Samuel said, “The suspect was rescued from an angry mob by two patriotic citizens. He was confirmed to engage in begging for alms and picking waste from dustbins around the metropolis by his relatives and neighbours.
“At the scene of rescue, no witness was willing to speak with the NSCDC officers on the circumstances of his apprehension so as to determine if he was actually caught with the exhibits or that he was checking the nylon bag containing the exhibits, thinking that there were valuables in it. Investigation is still ongoing on the case.”