By Christopher Oji
Suspected Badoo cult group yesterday struck at Oke Ota, Ibeshi area of Ikorodu, Lagos, killing four members of a family. A member of the family, Seyi, survived the attack but is still unconscious in hospital.
Daily Sun gathered that the group had forcefully gained entrance into the home of Oluwarotimi Adejare through one of the windows in the apartment and murdered four family members.
It was gathered that Adejare, his wife and a daughter were already dead when sympathisers got to the scene, while two others were rushed to the hospital, but one could not make it as she died on the way while another is stll battling for survival.
A neighbour, John Madariola, said when another resident noticed that the Adejares did not wake up as they normally did on Sunday, he raised the alarm and “we raced to the house and discovered that one of the windows had been destroyed. We knew that Badoo cult had struck again. We now called the police.
“When the door was opened, Mr. Adejare, his wife and one of their daughters were dead; two others were still breathing, they were rushed to the hospital but one gave up the ghost, while Seyi is still unconscious.
“We are tired of Badoo cult killings. Let the police who claimed they arrested many suspects tell us those who are Badoo members and their sponsors.”
The Lagos State Police image maker, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said a murder incident was reported, “in the early hours of Sunday, July 30, 2017, and police operatives responded to a distress call at Oke Ota, Ibeshe, Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
“Police operatives found it difficult to locate the house, which was situated in a thick forest. The room and parlour apartment was eventually located. One of the windows was opened and we discovered that a family of five were attacked. Three died on the spot and one other died while receiving treatment at the hospital and the last member, who is alive, is responding to treatment.
“Preliminary investigation showed that no visible trace of violence or clues linked to the cultist group was found. No stone was found at the scene. A case of murder is being investigated by police detectives .
“The command is using this opportunity to call on local government chairmen, community development chairman and traditional rulers to check their area and report to the police anyone or families that are still staying in isolated areas that are not safe for living.”
He called on the public not to resort to jungle justice, but to give the police information that would lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
Over 26 persons have been killed by the suspected Badoo cult group within one year.