One of several five Badoo cult suspects paraded on Thursday in the Lagos State Police Command head office in Ikeja, 18-year-old Chibuzor Igwe, states he had been tricked into joining Badoo cult.
Igwe explained he had approached one of several so-called leaders associated with the cult, Obamoyegun Omotayo, for a job that is driving but ended up being lured in to the gang.
Chibuzor stated, вЂњI have always been a Badoo user. Around November, we told Obamoyegun (Omotayo) that we wished to be their motorist because we saw him with brand new automobiles. He said before he would give me the job that it would take some time. Through that right time, he called meвЂ¦.вЂќ
But exactly what might have been a revelation that is full-blown the teenager, that has accidents on their fingers, had been aborted by hawaii Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, whom stopped the meeting and ordered that Chibuzor therefore the other suspects be removed.
Imohimi reported that the suspects’ confession would jeopardise authorities investigations and efforts to arrest other people of the gang.
Previously, while briefing reporters from the arrests, escort Surprise the CP identified other Badoo suspects as Chibuzor’s elder bro, Uche Igwe; a welder, Samuel Akaeze, aka Samito; their spouse, Gift Akaeze; and a herbalist, Fatai Adebayo, aka Adaripon.
Relating to Imohimi, Gift provides info on the objectives who the assailants consequently attack.
He stated Chibuzor ended up being apprehended as he desired to getting away from Alabo Street, Abule Osorun, Ibeshe, Ikorodu, where in actuality the gang smashed the minds of a few and their baby that is five-month-old on 30, 2017.
Imohimi explained that Chibuzor, Samuel and Omotayo carried out of the assault, incorporating that because of the full time a team that is joint of and a vigilance team taken care of immediately a distress call, Samuel and Omotayo had fled.
He stated, вЂњThe gang of three murderers comprises Chibuzor Igwe, Samuel Akaeze, aka Samito and Obamoyegun Omotayo. Omotayo often sprays a powdery substance into victims’ dwelling locations where would cause them to become to end up in deep rest before they end their life by smashing their skulls with grinding rocks.
вЂњOmotayo, having pleased that the victims are dead, uses handkerchiefs that are white mop their blood for ritual purposes. Nonetheless, fortune went away to them whenever among the victims raised the security which attracted the vigilance group that is local. The team in change alerted the authorities for the reason that certain area while the element had been cordoned down, ultimately causing the arrest of Chibuzor Igwe during the scene.
вЂњAlso arrested is the one Gift Akaeze, spouse of Samuel, whom provides details about where you should hit for the group.вЂќ
Imohimi stated Chibuzor confessed to being a known user regarding the ritual gang and offered the authorities information that resulted in the arrest of Samuel and Omotayo.
He said a bloodstained grinding rock, suspected to own been utilized by the suspects, was indeed taken fully to a laboratory for forensic analysis.
вЂњRecall that inside my final press briefing on December 11, 2017, we talked about that the blue nokia asha phone from the murdered pastor of Redeemed Christian Church of Jesus, Ikorodu, Victor Kanayo, who was simply killed on November 25, 2017, had been restored from Uche Igwe. He confessed that their more youthful bro, Chibuzor Igwe, provided him the telephone.
вЂњThe said Chibuzor had been usually the one arrested on Alajo Street, where he and their gang people murdered Shakiru Yekini and inflicted grievous bodily damage on their spouse and six-month-old baby,вЂќ he included.
The CP claimed further that Chibuzor told the authorities that Omotayo often took them to Adebayo, the herbalist, in Imosan-Ijebu, Ogun State, where he (Adebayo) administered oaths before they went on operations on them in his shrine.
He stated the herbalist additionally fortified these with charms and blessed the grinding rocks with that they smashed individuals skulls.
Imohimi stated the demand will never relent until all known people in the gang had been rounded up, including that the suspected kingpin, Alhaji Abayomi Alaka, stayed desired by law enforcement.
He stated, вЂњI have always been conscious that some chapters of the press have actually exposed interaction with him. Inside the very own interest, he should report during the State Criminal research and Intelligence Department, Yaba, to resolve the fees against him. He can have his time in court.
вЂњ we do not put bounties on crooks. I’ve expected him to report. He has got been announced desired. He is innocent, wherever he is, he should report to the police if he believes. They are going to bring him to your right destination to respond to the fees against him. The authorities in Nigeria are one.вЂќ
Alaka, in a phone meeting with PUNCH Metro on had said he was ready to submit himself to the police for investigation wednesday.
He, but, insisted he will never go right to the Lagos State Police Command, alleging that investigations under Imohimi’s direction will be compromised.
Our correspondent, who visited Alaka’s residence on PSSDC path, Magodo GRA stage II, on saw four men at the frontage, chatting thursday.
When inquired about their whereabouts, his safety guard stated he’d travelled away from Lagos.
The guard, Usman Zibo, stated, вЂњHe travelled today (Thursday). a desired notice had been pasted during the entry gate associated with the Magodo GRA stage II, but absolutely absolutely absolutely absolutely nothing had been pasted here. No policeman has arrived to inquire of me. for him fromвЂќ