December 13, 2017 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
Joshua Cole, popularly known as ‘Blacker’, who is believed to be a madman, has reportedly been arrested by detectives at the Criminal Investigations Department(CID) on Pademba Road for alleged robbery and other major crimes.
Earlier this year, Blacker was reportedly arrested and dragged to Kissy mental home for similar offenses, but was reported to have escaped from the home and was seen in every corner of the capital, Freetown.
The alleged madman who is notorious for arresting, shaving and cleaning up mad people in the streets of Freetown, became popular in 2016.
Over the years, many people especially women had complained that Blacker was using kitchen knife to threaten people and demand money from them.
Speaking to Concord Times at the Major Incident Unit, CID headquarters in Freetown, Inspector Mohamed Ibrahim Sankoh, confirmed that Blacker is in police custody for investigation of alleged robbery and other crimes.
He said the robbery allegations against Blacker were reported to the police by several people, adding that after concluding investigation, the suspect would be charged to court.