Angry mob Lynch Esther Adu to death : Ita Balogun, Osun State woke up to a peaceful Saturday but it quickly turned haywire when an An angry mob at Ilesha Ilesha, in Osun State killed a fifty-five-year-old Esther Adu, suspected to be mentally challenged, for allegedly killing two of her neighbours at point blank with machete
According to eyewitnesses, the mentally unstable Esther went berserk on Saturday, October 2, wielding a machete as she hacked her victims, 90-year-old Ojuolape Olojo and 70-year-old Samson Sunday, to death.
Two of the dead persons were said to have been neighbours with Esther who lived in the same building, while other neighbour, Disu Olaleye, 70, was reported to have been seriously injured by the woman and is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
To stop Esther from killing further, the enraged neighbours took justice into their hands, overpowered Esther, killed her and burnt her remains before the police arrived at the scene and a spokesperson of the state police command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident.
“Fifty-five-year-old Esther Adu, believed to be suffering from mental instabilty, 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.”