The Police in Lagos state, on Monday have uncovered the shrine of the dreaded Badoo cult group terrorizing residents in Ikorodu area of the state.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, led a team of operatives of the Intelligence Response Team, IRT; Rapid Response Squad, RRS; and Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS to the scene.
A statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole said, the team arrested one Alaka Abayomi, 51, residing in Magodo area of Lagos in connection to a murder that took place on Sunday, July 30.
Famous-Cole said the suspect, with others at large, attacked the family of five in their one bedroom apartment located in a thick forest at Oke Ota, Ibeshe Ikorodu.
He said Abayomi led the detectives to the cult’s shrine in Agbowa town, and confessed to know others who own shrines in the area
The statement said that different ritual objects, statures and charms were recovered in each of the five buildings in the compound, also fenced with charms to scare away intruders.
The compound was always under lock and key, the assistant superintendent said.
“In addition, the police has made 2 different arrests as surveillance has been heightened where these cult operations are at its peak.
“As investigation continues, apprehension of known offenders involved in the act is being intensified with visible police crackdown on shrines and criminal hideouts
“The command would like to appreciate the public, especially Ikorodu residents and those who have shared useful information with the police to put a final end to the ritual killings in the state.” the statement said.
By Bright Bassey