The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two suspected members of ritual cult Badoo over the killing of a woman, Beatrice Alaba, and her son, David, at Temu village, in the Agbowa area of the state.
Also, two other suspects were nabbed for the murder of a pastor of the Fingers of God Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Victor Kanayo, in the Igbogbo area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.
The gang members had brutally killed the woman and her son on November 21, 2017, leaving her daughter injured in the process. Four days later, other members of the group reportedly stormed the RCCG pastor’s residence where they crushed him to death with a stone.
In a press briefing on Monday at the command headquarters in Ikeja, Commissioner of Police in the state, Edgal Imohimi, said the suspects arrests were made after “painstaking investigations” by their operatives.
“I visited the scene of the first crime at Temu village, Agbowa, in company with the Officer-in-Charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, and other officers to conduct investigation and look for clues,” he said.
“In the course of investigation, which was covert and intensive, one Abdulrasaq Yahaya and one Abubakar Tenimu, from Ikorodu, were arrested in connection with the crime. A Nokia phone and a SIM card which belonged to the deceased woman and stolen from the scene of crime, were recovered from them.
“Also, two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of one Pastor Victor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. The four assailants made away with the pastor’s phone after killing him. The phone and the SIM card have been recovered from the two suspects, whose names are Ibrahim Aniwofoshe, 27, and Uche Igwe, 22, both of Aremu Street, Ojota.”
The Lagos CP said the suspects were assisting the police in their investigation, and enjoined the public to be vigilant, Punch writes.
“I want to appeal to people that we must not glorify the activities of this group by giving them any special name. They are hoodlums and murderers,” he added.