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Residents of Olomu community, Okitipupa flee as lunatic matchete man to death

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By Dayo Johnson Akure

RESIDENTS of Olomu community in Okitipupa area of Ondo state took to their heels as an alleged mentally derailed middle age man matchetted one Idowu Seewo to death.

The identity of the killer who had fled the community after committing the crime was still unknown as at press time.

Eyewitness account informed Vanguard that the ugly incident happened last week Friday but could not offer the reason the alleged lunatic attacked the deceased.

But another source alleged that the deceased ” must have offended the lunatic hence the punishment metted out on him”

Source said that the alleged killer lived on the same street with the deceased in the community

One of the resident in the community said that ” People know the lunatic in the town, anytime you see him, he always carried a cutlass or matchete in his hand.

“He attacked Idowu by macheting him on the head. Nobody knew what went into him to have done the dastardly act.

” People tried to revive the deceased but he gave up the ghost shortly after.

“Immediately he committed the crime he ( the lunatic) fled the community and nobody knew his whereabout till today.

Police lmage maker, Femi Joseph said the lunatic was living in the community and well known to members of the community.

According to him the “lunatic had been terrorising the members of the community while they failed to take precaution.

The spokesperson who noted that police detectives had commenced investigation into the incident confirmed that the suspected lunatic had taken to his heels after committing the crime.

” The alleged killer and members of his family had ran away from the community, nobody had been arrested over the matter. But we can confirm from the resident of the community that the killer is a mad man.”

Meanwhile, the remains of the deceased had been deposited at a Okitipupa state hospital mortuary.

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