Woman goes berserk in Ekiti, vandalises vehicles, shops
Category: News Written by Doyin Adebusuyi, Ado-Ekiti
Efon Alaaye community in Efon Local Government Area of Ekiti State was yesterday thrown into confusion as a woman reportedly went wild and broke glasses of no fewer than 20 vehicles with a cutlass. A witness told our correspondent that the incident, which occurred at about 4.am caught the community unawares as everybody scampered to safety.The woman, identified as Olubu Alaure, aged 35, and a mother of six, was also alleged to have vandalized shops on the same street.
According to reports, she was still carrying the cutlass around at about 6 am when people came out to assess the level of damage caused. Although not violent, she resisted attempts to disposes her of the cutlass. Some residents of the community, who spoke to newsmen, expressed surprise over the development, which they considered strange.
According to Mr. Awopetu Oluwayemi Femi, owner of a red Gulf car which was damaged during the incident, said he did not know what to do or say.
“Some people came to inform me that something has happened to my car around 6 am, and when I rushed down, I met this. I don’t know to do. I have been seeing this woman around”, he said.
The caretaker chairman of the council, Mr. Joel Omoniyi, who was at the scene while the woman was being interrogated, said the local government would direct its social welfare section to look into the matter.
The Divisional Police Officer of Efon Alaaye, Mr. Abanaofor Ify, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who confirmed that the woman is in the custody of the police, said they would liaise with relevant authorities to handle the issue.
“Given the scale of vandalisation and the spatial spread of the vehicles, it is apparent that the woman was on the rampage for about one hour, moving from spot to spot attacking vehicles,” he said.