“When we sighted him, he appeared like a mentally-ill man, but we invited him for interrogation. He responded normally to all our enquiries.
“A few minutes into the interrogation, he started straying from the normal course of our enquiries and was not making sense at all. This raised further curiosity and we decided to search his backpack.“Inside the backpack, we found 22 ATM cards, one Nokia phone, a BlackBerry, a power bank, several bank tellers of recent bank transactions, and lots of invoices hidden in pieces of papers.”
He said, “Initially, we noticed that he was mentally balanced because he was answering the questions posed to him adequately. But all of a sudden, he started sounding incoherent and illogical again.
“While interrogating him, he threatened the Investigating Police Officer, saying, ‘I will make life unbearable for you if you don’t let me go’.
“It was at this point we realised that possibly he might be enjoying the patronage of some highly-placed people whom we believe he was working for.”