The Lagos State Police Command has discovered a shrine and hideout belonging to the dreaded Badoo cult in Agbowa town, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
Punch reports that the discovery followed the arrest of a 51-year-old man, Alhaji Alaka Abayomi, in connection with the attack on a family of five in Oke Ota community, Ibeshe, Ikorodu by the Badoo cult.
Abayomi, who lives in the Magodo area of the state was said to be working with the group. He was arrested along with two others, whose names had yet to be disclosed.
The discovery was made on Monday.
The dreaded cult gang has been terrorising resients of Ikorodu in recent times, sending whole families to their untimely graves.
Thesheet.ng gathered that the shrine is located on a large expanse of land surrounded by thick bush. Four graves were found in the shrine while another one that looked fresh was spotted on a corner in the compound.
The Lagos State Police Command’s spokesperson, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said a joint team, comprising operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, Rapid Response Squad, Special Anti-Robbery Squad and task force personnel uncovered five buildings used by the gang.
Famous-Cole, in a statement, said a shrine and different kinds of charms were found in the buildings.
“The suspect confessed to know others, who own shrines in the area and led the police to the cult’s shrine in Agbowa town. Different ritual objects and charms were recovered in each of the five buildings in the compound which was fenced with charms to scare away intruders. The compound was always under lock and key. The police also made two different arrests as surveillance has been heightened.”
See photos and video from the discovery below.
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