LG worker machetes three, hangs self in Ekiti

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Residents of Ode-Ekiti, headquarters of Gbonyin Local Government Area, LGA, of Ekiti State have been thrown into shock following the self-induced death of a man, identified only as Aderiye, and the murder of three others.

Aderiye, a staff member of Gbonyin council, attached as a security guard to the private residence of the chairman of the council, reportedly committed suicide after inflicting the three persons with machete cuts on Tuesday.

According to Nigerian Tribune, the deceased caused a pandemonium in the area after he started behaving strangely at about 7:00 pm.

He was reported to have gone to the streets shortly afterwards, 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 spoke on condition of anonymity, 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,” the source added.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Alberto Adeyemi, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday, said the body of the deceased had been deposited in the morgue.

The PPRO explained that investigation into the cause of his death had already commenced.

“A postmortem would also be carried out. The injured were rushed to a private hospital in the community.”

Via Daily Post

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