Madness Ekiti LG worker runs amok, machetes three, hangs self

A staff of a local government area in Ekiti State apparently ran mad and macheted three people before committing suicide.

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A staff of the Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State, identified as Aderiye, has thrown the residents of Ode-Ekiti, the headquarters of the local council, into shock and horror after he alleged ran mad and macheted three people before committing suicide by hanging himself.

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Tribune reports that Aderiye who was a staff member of the Gbonyin council, but attached as a security guard to the private residence of the council Chairman, caused a pandemonium in the area after he started behaving strangely at about 7pm and macheted the three victims before taking his own life.

Before the incident, he was said to have gone to the streets with a machete with which he chased people, inflicting cuts on three people in their stomachs, heads, and backs during the rampage.

A member of the community who did not want his name in print, said:

“This, to us is a dramatic death. We have never witnessed such incident in the town and I am not aware that the man had any mental illness.

In fact, those that were attacked are in serious pain; one of them is on a danger list. Members of the community went after him. After combing the streets without seeing him, they headed to his residence, where he was seen hanging from the ceiling.

People are still wondering what could have caused the attack and why the man committed suicide.”

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Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Alberto Adeyemi, said the body of the deceased had been deposited in the morgue while an investigation into the matter has already commenced.

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