By Christopher Oji
The Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, uncovered a shrine at Ayegbami quarters, Imosan in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, where suspected Badoo cult members take oath before going on operations.
The shrine was discovered in an operation carried out by the operatives of State Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) Rapid Response Squad (RRS), and the Lagos State Task Force, following the confession of arrested suspected Badoo cult members.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi, who led the operation, said the kingpin of the notorious cult group was arrested while trying to escape through the waterways.
He said: “All other suspects are in custody and in a confessional statement, one of the suspects described the shrine as the place where the suspects come before going on an operation.
“This is the piece of stone which they use and according to the suspect, there is no operation which they go for without first coming here to take oath. The owner of the shrine has been arrested and the shrine will be destroyed.”
The owner of the shrine, Fatai Adebayo (34), however, admitted owning the shrine but said the piece of stone discovered there was for grinding pepper.
Adebayo’s mother, Toyin Ogunyemi, who was also at the scene, said her son was not involved in any ritual killing but only prescribed traditional healing drugs.