Crime

Suspected Mentally Deranged Man Savagely Attacks Scavenger

A scavenger has escaped death by the whiskers in Ibadan after being attacked by a man suspected to be feigning madness along liberty road Ibadan.

The problem started around ten o’clock on Tuesday morning when the scavenger went into the bush near liberty stadium to scout for materials for survival.

He was said to have been ambushed by a man suspected to be feigning madness along liberty road.

According to the scavenger, he went into the bush to source for some materials before the man who he described as fair in complexion and tall in height attacked him.

He said immediately he was attacked the tall man with dreadlocks started biting him and threatened to eat him raw.

The scavenger whose lips had cuts due to series of bites from the attacker said he was already getting weak before he managed to shove away the suspected ritualist.

The scavenger who was not very audible due to injuries sustained from the series of bites explained that the attacker chased him but had to turn back immediately he crossed the main road.

Meanwhile, the description made by the scavenger tallies with the identity of a mentally deranged person known to many in the area.

However, hundreds of witnesses at the scene described as unfortunate and unpatriotic, the alleged lackadaisical of police officers deployed to the scene.

Some of them who volunteered to comb the bush on the suspicion that the suspect was still hiding were turned down by the attitude of the police officers who apparently declined to join in the search mission.

One of the police officers however descended heavily on one of the witnesses who engaged a truck driver for recklessness ,a situation which was perceived by the people as uncalled for.

Some of the witnesses who eventually entered the bush said items including ATM cards, ladies underwear and musical gadgets were littered in the bush.

when contacted,Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi said he was yet to be briefed on the matter.

Meanwhile, the injured scavenger was taken away by the police.  

Adedayo Adelowo

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