By Paulinus Okpere.
Pandemonium struck penultimate Friday last week when a mentally unstable young man presumably in his mid 30’s armed with a very newly sharpened Machete found his way into a gathering of people mostly women demanding for food and beer.
The women, neatly dressed in decorated wrapper and head gear popularly known as “Gele” panicked and began to scamper for safety as the man chased them in an attempt to attack and hack any one within his reach.
The incidence took place in Ivbiotor community of Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo state and it took the brave efforts of youths numbering up to 10 to disarm and bring the mad man under control.
As soon as he had been tamed, he gave his name as Iyobosa Igbinadolor from Orhiomwon LGA also of Edo state.
As at the time of filing in this report, the women most of which were still visibly scared had began to re-assemble to continue their event.
The man was later granted his demand of a plate of jollof rice and fried beef and a can of Amstel Malt to wash down.
His machete was seized and was asked for directions to his home to avoid any harm to unsuspecting members of the public.