Badoo Strikes Again In Ikorodu, Kills Couple, Two Kids
After a few weeks of relative peace, the notorious ritual cult, Badoo, has rekindled panic in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
The cult killed a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Adejare, two of their children,
while the third kid was said to be in a coma at the Ikorodu General
Punch Metro learnt that the assailants cut the window net of the family’s apartment to gain entry.
They were said to have subsequently smashed the victims’ heads with a stone and left the area unnoticed.
A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the incident
became known around 12pm when church members of the deceased checked on
them on the way from church.
He said, “They had a special programme in their church today (Sunday).
The members decided to check on them because they did not come to the
church. They found the whole family in a pool of blood and raised the
alarm. One of the three children was still breathing. He was rushed to
the general hospital.
“There are burglar-proof bars on the windows in the house, except in the
kitchen. They came through the kitchen. They tore the net and entered
“We seem to have relaxed in securing the community because the attack
subsided for some time. Even the police patrol has reduced.”
Another resident, who did not want his name in print, told Punch Metro
that the corpses were removed by policemen from the Ipakodo division.
He said the victims attended The Chosen Generation Family Church in Oke
Ota, adding that a stone used by the gang was left behind.
“The apartment was given to them by the church. The couple were on the
bed, while the children slept on mats. Four of them were killed. Their
corpses have been deposited in the Ikorodu General Hospital mortuary,”
A community leader said the residents would intensify vigils in the
neighbourhood, urging the police to ensure regular patrol on streets.
He said, “We were happy that things were getting better before this
incident. There is one little girl among them receiving treatment at a
hospital. Her head was smashed.
“We only hear sirens of the police patrol from the main road. They don’t
usually come into the inner parts of the community, where the Badoo
The Lagos State police spokesperson, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the
killings had no connection with the Badoo cult, adding that the location
of the family’s residence was not accessible to vehicles.
He said, “The house is just a room and parlour with one open window and
no visible form of security. A family of five were attacked. Three died
on the spot, one died while receiving treatment at a hospital and the
last member is alive and responding to treatment.
“No visible trace of violence or clues linked to the cult was found. No
stone was found at the scene. A case of murder is being investigated by
police detectives, which doesn’t fit in the modus operandi of the cult.”
Nnamdi Kanu To Visit Lagos, Kaduna
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has confirmed
plans to take his protest to Lagos and Kaduna. In a video he stated
that without fears before his enemies, he will go to Lagos and that his
friend Dr. John Danfulani invited him to Kaduna hence he will go to
Kaduna as well.
ALUU 4: 3 Found Guilty In The Murder Of Students
3 persons have been found guilty by a High Court sitting in Rivers for
the murder of 4 students who were lynched in Aluu community back in
4 persons were also discharged and acquitted by the court president,
Justice Nyordee. They have also been standing trial for the 2012 murder.
They were freed due to the prosecution failure to prove its case of
murder against the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th accused persons beyond every
He, however, found the 1st to 3rd defendants guilty of murder.
Northen youths to withdraw Igbo quit notice
The Arewa Youths Coalition is set to withdraw the October 1 quit notice handed Igbo in the North to leave.
“You will hear from us this week.”: “What we can say is that there has
been a major development. Now the chairman of the Governors’ Forum has
taken the initiative and invited us to start negotiations. This is the
first time we are meeting publicly with any leader and we believe that
it is a major step forward in our ongoing consultations.
“We hold the governor in high esteem and we have the unity of the country at heart”.
“You see, I wonder why you talk about quit notice. We only issued a
Kaduna declaration, quit notice is just a part of it. Let us do the
recounting of the successes of our declarations first. We are sill going
on with our consultations”.
On his part,Shettima who is the chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, said:
“We met with the leadership of the coalition of Northern Groups in my capacity as the chairman of the Northern Governors Froum.
had very fruitful discussion with them and they have shown a lot of
courtesy and respect for the establishment. This is the first time that
they are sitting down with the leadership of the forum.
“I wish to call on the leadership of our brethren in the South Eastern
part of the country to equally pick the gauntlet, because it takes two
to tango, to take the gauntlet and rein in the excesses of Nnamdi Kanu
and his group”.