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Lagos seals off suspected Badoo kingpin, Alaka’s filling station, hotel, event centre

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The Lagos State government yesterday sealed a filling station, an hotel and event centre belonging to a suspected Badoo cult kingpin, Alhaji Alaka Abayomi Kamal.

The structures, situated along Ijebu-Ode-Itoikin Road in Sabo area of Ikorodu were sealed for violating the state’s Urban and Regional Planning Law of 2010.

The police had on December 22, 2017, declared Alaka wanted in connection with series of well-orchestrated killings and nefarious activities of the Badoo cult group in Ikorodu and Epe area of the state. Alaka is believed to be the ringleader of the Badoo menace.

The state government in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said the order sealing off the structures was in pursuant to Section 60 of the said law.

It would be recalled that the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, on Tuesday, paraded a Badoo kingpin arrested in Ikorodu axis who confessed to the killings and took police to their shrine in Imosan, a suburb of Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, where the group’s chief herbalist, Fatai Adebayo, was arrested.

Adebayo, who is popularly known as Alese, was said to specialize in administering oath on Badoo members before they go for any operation.

Revealing how the herbalist was arrested, Edgal said: “One of the suspects arrested confessed and he led us here that before they go for any killing, the head of the group brings them to this gentleman (Adebayo) to come and carry out oath for both themselves and the piece of stone they used for their killings and that they don’t go for any killing without first of all coming for oath in this shrine and that is why we are here.

“This gentleman is an accomplice before the fact and so definitely we are placing him under arrest and as well as sealing off the shrine till after investigation. I will give further details on Thursday during my press briefing but I can assure the good people of Ikorodu, Lagosians and Nigerians that we will not rest until this evil is completely rooted out from Lagos State,” Edgal assured.

According to Ayorinde, “the Lagos State government is joining the Nigerian Police in asking the said Alaka to come out of hiding and submit himself to the law in his own interest.

“The state government has also enjoined the police to offer the public a reward for any useful information on the owner of the Alaka Filling Station, Hotel and Event Centre in Ikorodu.

“The government is once again asking its citizens to go about their businesses without fear. We will leave no stone unturned in keeping the state safe in 2018,” Ayorinde assured Lagosians.



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