SHOCKING! Unstable man kills 5 children with cutlass, set on fire by angry mob

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A man believed to be mentally deranged, said to have killed five children of same parents with a cutlass, has been set ablaze by an angry mob.

The sad incident, as learnt, occurred Saturday morning, around 9:30 a.m. at Asa Village, Ojaodan Community in Ogun State.

According to residents, it was the gory sight of the innocent children that infuriated the mob who lynched the unstable assailant identified as Oladele Adeola, said to be around 35 years of age.

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The children identified as Bolu, Johnson, Tosin, Joel and Sesan were said to be between ages two and five.

As gathered, the children were playing when the mentally unstable man suddenly pounced on them with a cutlass and started butchering them, and before he could be stopped by the villagers, he had killed them.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed killing of the children.

He, also said, the family impatiently took the remains of the children away for burial despite advising them to wait for a postmortem examination to determine the cause of their death.