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Police uncovers alleged Badoo shrine in Ikorodu, discover graves

In the aftermath of the incessant killings by the notorious ritualist gang otherwise known as Badoo in Ikorodu and other neighbouring communities, the Lagos State Police Command today, Monday, July 31, 2017, uncovered a shrine allegedly belonging to the deadly gang.

InsideMainland gathered that the shrine owned by one Alaka Abayomi was discovered in a thick forest in Agbowa, the outskirts of Ikorodu. The owner reportedly took the officers round the place where some graves including one containing the remains of a victim was found.

When InsideMainland contacted the Onyabo Vigilante Group, the source said the raid was planned by the Police Command and the Command spokesperson is in pole position to give comments. The source however affirmed the discovery and its location to InsideMainland.

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Meanwhile, Premium Times reported that the raid followed a tip off which prompted the operatives to storm the shrine.

The Police team was led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Edgal Imohimi, with backing from the Inspector General of Police Special Tactical Squad (STS), Premium Times reports.

In a video of the operation which surfaced online, figurines, baskets, metal gongs, broken eggs, moulded figures and more were seen evident with the operatives moving around the structure.

It is however unclear if any arrests were made in connection with the discovery as the Command is yet to release a statement on the development.

Efforts to reach the Lagos Police spokesperson, Olarinde Famous-Cole proved futile as at press time.

Recall that Ibeshe – Ikorodu community was thrown into a restive mood following the discovery of the remains of a family murdered in their home in the area. The situation has however led to uneasiness in the community.

 

Picture credit: CableNg

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