An angry mob has beaten a mad man to death after he killed two persons and injured another person at Afaha Ukwa junction in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.
The mad man received jungle justice after he reportedly dragged an elderly man off his motorcyclist and smashed his head on the ground, which led to the old man’s death. It was said that he killed another in the ensuing melee following the first incident.
He was also said to have been beaten to death by irate youths in the area.
An eye witness said that the mad man was begging for money, but when nobody gave him money, he started fighting and stabbing people.
“When a traffic officer and policemen came to rescue the people, the mad man also fought with the traffic officer,’’ he said.
According to him, the mad man succeeded in tearing the officer’s uniform and took to his heels, but “aggrieved youths descended on the mad man and killed him.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Etim Dickson, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), confirmed the incident and described it as unfortunate.
He advised members of the public to be more careful in dealing with people who have mental problem.