The Ondo State Police Command have arrested a suspected lunatic, popularly called At all at all, in Tekunle village, in the Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo State, for killing a 75-year-old man identified as Olusegun Oyadele and a yet to be ientified policeman, with a machete in the Ayeyemi area of the state.
According to reports, the mentally challenged man went on a rampage and was attacking people at will.
A member of the community who spoke with newsmen, said that the lunatic who was well known in the community, first attacked the old man who was drying cocoa beans in front of his house, after which he killed one of the policemen that came to arrest him.
“We don’t know why the madman attacked and killed the old man. When the matter was reported at the police station, a team of policemen was sent to the area to arrest the lunatic. As the policemen arrived at the scene, the madman also attacked and killed one of them with his machete. He injured four other people before running into a bush. Each time the policemen wanted to arrest him, he disappeared and reappeared like it was a prank. He finally disappeared into the bush and escaped arrest,” the source said
Confirming the attack, the state police command’s spokesperson, Femi Joseph, said the lunatic was eventually arrested after a team of policemen, led by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Gbenga Adeyanju, chased him into the bush on Sunday.
“We have arrested him. The CP led a team of policemen, some hunters and vigilance group members to arrest him in Tekunle village. He is in our custody.”
The PPRO stated that the corpse of the deceased had been deposited in a morgue, while investigation had commenced.