OSUN STATE |
Esther Adu, a lady alleged to be mentally ill, was killed by a mob in Ita Balogun, Ilesha, Osun State, for allegedly murdering two of her neighbors.
According to Metro, the event, which occurred on Saturday, caused chaos in the region.
The victims have been identified as Ojuolape Olojo, 90, and Samson Sunday, 70.
Another neighbor, Disu Olaleye, 70, was allegedly hurt by the woman, who was armed with a machete.
According to a resident who spoke anonymously, Olaleye was rushed to a private hospital in Ilesha’s Ijofi neighborhood.
“After learning that Adu had killed her neighbors, a crowd of villagers seized her and set her on fire before the police arrived,” he said.
”After she was overpowered, the mob lynched her. A police van later arrived and took her remains away,” the source said.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident.
She said, “Fifty-five-year-old Esther Adu, believed to be suffering from insanity, attacked and killed Ojuolape Olojo, a 90-year-old female, and Sunday Samson, aged 70 years, who were living in the same house with her.
“The third person, Disu Olaleye, aged 70 years, also a resident of Ita Balogun area, did not die. He was rushed to a private hospital at the Ijofi area, where he is currently on admission. Calm has returned to the area and investigation is ongoing into the incident.”
Meanwhile, a 300-level student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University has died after she was hit by a stray bullet. The bullet was reportedly shot by unknown gunmen during an attack on security facilities in Nnewi on Sunday, October 3rd.