The remains of the Egbodaghes murdered in cold blood on Monday, April 11, 2017, by the fearless ritualist group, Baddo, were laid to rest yesterday, Wednesday, April, 19, 2017.
The late couple, Mr. Lucky and Mrs. Margaret Ebhodaghe, and their son, Jonathan, were buried around 12 noon at their home in Oke-Ota, Ibeshe Titun, Ikorodu.
InsideMainland gathered that the process was handled by clerics from Deeper Life Bible Church, Ikorodu, alongside residents and other community leaders who were in grief as a result of the shocking incident.
The burial we learnt was preceded by a church service which commenced at 10:00am. The bodies of the deceased were then lowered into their graves in their compound after the completion of formalities by the clerics from the church.
Prior to their killing by the assailants, the only child of the family, Jonathan Ebhodaghe, was participating in the ongoing West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
You would recall that InsideMainland exclusively reported the agony at Oke-Ota in Ibeshe Titun, Ikorodu community after the fearless ritualist group, Badoo, murdered the Egbodagbes in cold blood.
At that time, the gang tore the window net and cut some burglar-proof bars to gain access into the apartment of the victims to mutilate them which led to their passing.
A visit to the community after the demise of the Egbodaghes showed residents in anguish following the return of the ritualist group to the once peaceful community.
While there was panic and the area deserted, there was presence of stern looking youths who were ready to pounce on any suspected criminal caught in the area.
Ibeshe community has been terrorized by the Badoo serial killers in the past. Residents continue to live in fear due to the continuous attacks by the ritualist group.
The Badoo group usually defile women, attack newly-weds before pouncing on the male folks found in the apartment. These actions by the fearless gang have however led to palpable fear among residents in parts of the area.
Meanwhile, the ritualist group recently attacked a woman at Itamaga end of Ikorodu just when residents of Ibeshe, Ahmadiyya, and Olu Odo axes of Ikorodu were counting their losses to the gang.
During that period, the community leaders adopted the use of the traditional ‘Oro’ while the area was under curfew from dusk to dawn to chase the group out of the community.