A suspected madman has hacked to death a middle age man; Seewo Idowu in Olomu, a community in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State.
A source said the incident happened on Friday night but was reported to the police on Saturday.
The identity of the suspected madman was not yet revealed by the police.
The source said the alleged killer was living on the same street with the deceased but no one knew why he carried out the attack on the deceased.
The source told New Telegraph yesterday that ” People know the lunatic in the town, anytime you see him, he always carried a cutlass or machete 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 after committing the crime he ( the lunatic) fled and nobody knows his whereabouts till today ( Monday).
It was learnt that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at a mortuary.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr. Femi Joseph said the lunatic was a well-known person in the community, adding that he had been terrorising the members of the community while the residents did not take precaution.
Joseph noted that the police command had commenced an investigation on the incident, confirming that the suspected mad man had taken to his heels.
His words ” 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.”