Ikorodu Residents Nab Suspected Cultist


Chiemelie Ezeobi

A member of the ‘Badoo’ notorious cult gang presently bedeviling the Ikorodu area of Lagos, was yesterday arrested by the residents of the Ayegbami Community, Igbogbo.

It was gathered that the suspect had gone to the area to perpetuate his acts of illegality when he was seen by one of the residents.

According to the eyewitness account of Shakiru Seidu, a resident of Igbogbo/Baiyeku area, the vigilance of the residents paid off because they have been victims of the gang severally.

He said: “The security challenges ravaging Ikorodu division recently has made the people to become more security conscious and it necessitated the apprehension of one notorious suspected Badoo cultist.

“One of the residents saw a man that was half naked with a hard stone in his hand and the culprit was attempting to gain access to a house at Felefon Street.

“He quickly raised an alarm and culprit quickly hid the stone in his hand inside a big bowl he found nearby, placed it upon his head on the pretense of going to fetch water and fled.

“His trick failed to appease the people who trooped out en mass and gave him a hot chase till he was finally nabbed at Akindana Street, Ayegbami in Igbogbo.

“He promised to give the youth who nabbed him a sum of N5,000 and when he saw their determination to kill him, he quickly increased it to N10,000 but they refused to yield to his offer.

“They dealt mercilessly with him before the intervention of the CDA Chairman, Baba Awe and Oba Abdulsemiu Orimadegun Kasali, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, who have been duly notified of the event.

“He was later handed over to the police for further interrogation to avoid jungle justice.

However, the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said there was nothing like badoo suspect being arrested.