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Mob Kills Mentally-Ill Man For Destroying ATMs In Ondo



A mentally derailed Man was allegedly beaten to death by angry mob for destroying four Automated Teller Machine(ATM) in a bank in Ore, headquarters of Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo.

It was gathered that victim on Monday the occurred around 7pm on Monday stormed the bank and destroyed them.

The middle-aged man was said to have destroyed four ATM points in the bank while all attempts to stop him from destroying the machines by some members of the community failed.

An eyewitness who said the incident happened around 7 pm on Monday said the mentally derailed man was beaten to stupor until he could not move his body again and was suspected to have died from the beating.

He said; “All attempts to stop the mad man from destroying the ATM failed and he was empowered and given the beating of his life. He was left on the floor after the beating.”

The situation caused panic in the area as residents of the area hurriedly left the scene for fear of being arrested.

Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Funmi Odunlami, said the mentally-ill man was said to destroy the ATM machines.

She, however, said that the man who destroyed four ATM machines was only beaten but not dead.


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