A mentally-ill young man has stabbed the native doctor treating him to death in Idanre, Ondo State.
The suspect, Iijisakin Ayoola, 24, who was the deceased’s patient, reportedly pulled a broken bottle and stabbed the 60-year-old native doctor, Alfa Iliasu Waheed who specialized in healing lunatics in the neck.
It was gathered that Alfa Waheed who lived at 9, Isanwo Ijigbokin Street, did not know Ayoola was lurking around and was not prepared for the attack.
The shout for help from the deceased attracted his neighbours who rushed to the Police station in Alade‑Idanre Divisional Police Headquarters.
The DPO, SP Martins Ohalete, reportedly dispatched a team to the scene of the crime where they met the deceased in a pool of his blood. Although he was rushed to the general hospital, he died before any treatment could be administered on him.
Police image maker, Wole Ogodo, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect escaped after committing the crime but was later arrested.
Ogodo said the suspect was among the patients the deceased was treating for mental disorder.
According to Ogodo, the suspect is presently being detained at the State Criminal Department(SCID) while detectives are probing the immediate cause of the death.
Ogodo said: “We will take the suspect to a psychiatric hospital to ascertain his level of sanity before charging him to court because nobody has the right to take another man’s life in whatever situation.”