Angry mob set a woman suspected to be mentally ill, Esther Adu, ablaze for allegedly killing two of her neighbours at Ita Balogun, Ilesha, Osun State.
Afriupdate News gathered that that the incident, which happened on Saturday also saw the machete wielding woman injured another neighbour, 70-year-old Disu Olaleye.
The deceased were identified as 90-year-old Ojuolape Olojo and 70-year-old Samson Sunday.
According to reports, a resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the injured Olaleye was rushed to a private hospital in the Ijofi area of Ilesha.
He noted that a crowd of residents, after learning that Adu killed her neighbours, seized and set her ablaze before the arrival of the police.
“After she was overpowered, the mob lynched her. A police van later arrived and took her remains away,” the source said.
The Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, who confirmed the incident 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.”