A 55-year-old woman, Esther Adu, who is suspected to be mentally unstable was allegedly killed by an irate mob at Ita Balogun, Ilesha in Osun State, for allegedly hacking two of her neighbours to death.
According to eyewitnesses, the mentally unstable woman went berserk on Saturday, October 2, wielding a machete as she hacked her victims, 90-year-old Ojuolape Olojo and 70-year-old Samson Sunday, to death. Both deceased persons were her neighbours who lived in the same building. One other neighbour, Disu Olaleye, 70, was reported to have been seriously injured by the woman and is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
The aggrieved neighbours had overpowered Esther, killed her and burnt her remains before the police arrived at the scene.
Confirming the incident, Yemisi Opalola, spokesperson of the state police command, 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.”