Psychiatric patient stabs herbalist to death

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By DAYO JOHNSON

AKURE — A 24-year-old psychiatric patient, Iijisakin Ayoola, has reportedly stabbed to death his 60-year-old traditional doctor, Alfa Iliasu Waheed, in Idanre, Ondo State.

Consequently, the Police in Akure has detained the suspect.

The suspect reportedly stabbed the traditional doctor in the neck with a broken bottle which caused his death.

Vanguard gathered that the deceased before his death specialised in healing psychiatric patients.

Sources said that the deceased who resided at 9, Isanwo Ijigbokin Street, Idanre was from Osun State. He was married to an Idanre woman before he met his untimely death in the hands of one of his patients.

Vanguard learnt that the suspect, after stabbing the deceased also attempted to set the house ablaze before he was later apprehended.

According to the sources the deceased, who had no premonition of the attack, was approached from behind by the suspect who drove the broken bottle into the neck of his doctor in his apartment.

The shout for help from the deceased attracted his neighbours who rushed to the Police station in Alade‑Idanre Divisional Police Headquarters.

The DPO, SP Martins Ohalete, reportedly dispatched a team to the scene of the crime where they met the deceased in a pool of his blood. Although he was rushed to the general hospital, he died before any treatment could be administered on him.

The deceased, according to family source, has been buried according to Islamic rites.

Police image maker, Wole Ogodo, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect escaped after committing the crime but was later arrested.

Ogodo said the suspect was among the patients the deceased was treating for mental disorder.

According to Ogodo, the suspect is presently being detained at the State Criminal Department(SCID) while detectives are probing the immediate cause of the death.

Ogodo said: “We will take the suspect to a psychiatric hospital to ascertain his level of sanity before charging him to court because nobody has the right to take another man’s life in whatever situation.”

 

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