A Dutchman, 48, was arrested on December 10 by Lagos PSP police while trying to break into a house near Porto de Mós, Lagos.
The attempted burglary took place at 8pm, when the man entered the garden area and started kicking the windows and doors of the property.
The owners, a couple in their 50s, were at home at the time.
According to the police, the man showed signs of mental illness. After appearing before Lagos court, the man was released until further questioning.