Hours after news of the killings of a family of five in the Ibeshe end of Ikorodu community became public knowledge, the Lagos State Police Command has reacted to the reports.
The Command in a statement said the operatives responded to a distress call from the area in the early hours of yesterday, July 30, 2017.
“Mobilizing to the scene where the police operatives found it extremely difficult to locate the house which was situated in a thick forest where it’s remotely impossible for anybody to identify a dwelling house in the area.
“Eventually arriving at the scene on foot, the house where a family of five was attacked, which is just a room and parlour with one open window and no visible form of security, it was reported that 3 died on the spot, (1) died while receiving treatment at the hospital and the last member is alive and responding to treatment,” the Command disclosed.
Upon conducting investigation, the Command said “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, which doesn’t fit in the modules of operadi of the cult group.”
The Police Command however advised residents and Community Development Associations saying “the Lagos State Police Command is using this opportunity to call on LCDA, CDA chairman, traditional rulers who may be aware of residents staying in isolated areas which are no longer safe to report/identify with the police in order to stop people from dwelling in insecure areas without proper social structures.
“The command also wishes to inform members of the public to come forward with useful information to aid the police and not resort to jungle justice while an investigation is ongoing in order not to jeopardize the investigation that may lead to the arrest of the alleged suspects who are on the command’s watch list.”