A woman suspected to be mentally ill, identified as Esther Adu, has been lynched by an angry mob at Ita Balogun, Ilesha, Osun State, for allegedly killing two of her neighbor’s.
NEWSNAIJA gathered that the incident, which happened on Saturday, led to fear in the area.
The deceased were identified as 90-year-old Ojuolape Olojo and 70-year-old Samson Sunday.
One other neighbor, Disu Olaleye, 70, was reported to have been seriously injured by the woman, who wielded a machete.
A resident, who witnessed the incident and spoke on condition of anonymity, said Olaleye was rushed to a private hospital in the Ijofi area of Ilesha.
The eye witness noted that a crowd of residents, after learning that Adu killed her neighbor’s, seized and set her ablaze before the arrival of the police.
The witness said “After she was overpowered, the mob lynched her. A police van later arrived and took her remains away,”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident.
The PPRO 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.”