Police in Lagos have arrested the Baale of Agbowa, Ikorodu, Alhaji Alaka Abayomi, and three others following resumed killings by suspected ritual gang, Badoo.
A shrine said to be used by the murderous gang was also uncovered and demolished by the team sent by Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni.
The team, led by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Operations, Imohimi Edgal, reportedly discovered about five graves in the premises, with one of them looking freshly dug.
One of the policemen on the operation claimed the shrine was one of the biggest in Ikorodu.
“The shrine is situated on a large expense of land surrounded by thick bushes. We saw give graves. One of them looks fresh. We couldn’t enter some of the rooms because they had iron doors,” he said.
This discovery came barely 24 hours after suspected members of the murderous gang killed a couple, Rotimi and Rita Adejare, as well as two of their children at Oke Ota in Ibeshe.
It was gathered that the victims were discovered on Sunday evening when their church members came to check on them after they were not seen at the service.
Police spokesperson in Lagos, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said in a statement: “A murder incident was reported during the early hours of Sunday, July 30 where police operatives of the Lagos State Command responded to a distress call at Oke Ota, Ibeshe, Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
“Mobilizing to the scene, police operatives found it extremely difficult to locate the house which was situated in a thick forest where it is remotely impossible for anybody to identify a dwelling house in the area.
“Eventually arriving at the scene on foot, the house is just a room and parlour with one open window and no visible form of security.
“There, a family of five was attacked and three died on the spot while one died while receiving treatment at the hospital.
“The last member is alive and responding to treatment.”