Some unidentified hoodlums who are thought to be members of a cult have slaughtered and stabbed a man who was thought to be mentally ill, in Awka, the capital of Anambra State.
According to reports, the incident occurred on Sunday while the victim was at his normal spot in the Dike Park, close to Zik Avenue, when the alleged cultists stormed the area.
According to a local witness, the alleged cultists shot the victim before stabbing and dismembering him with sharp weapons.
The victim’s actual condition of health, however, divided the community; some claimed he was mentally sick, while others disagreed.
Speaking on the ugly development, the Anambra police spokesman, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga stated that the DPO of Awka Central Police Station has dispatched men to ensure that law and order is maintained.
“The DPO immediately swung into action, retrieved the corpse, and deposited it in a morgue.
“I cannot confirm that the man was mad, but when the family comes for the corpse, we will be able to ascertain the mental health of the deceased.
“For now, police are liaising with eyewitnesses to ensure that the perpetrators are tracked and arrested”, DSP Ikenga said.