Police arraigns seven members of Badoo cult group in court
The Police in Lagos yesterday arraigned seven alleged members of the dreaded Badoo Cult Group before an Ebute Metta Magistrates’ Court on a four-count charge.The accused, who have been terrorising the Ikorodu area of Lagos State and some border communities of Ogun, were yesterday arraigned on a charge bordering on conspiracy and belonging to an unlawful society.
Police Prosecutor, ASP Fidelis Dike, said the accused, namely Afolabi Kessington (25), Ismaila Shaibu (36), Mutiu Nurudeen (26), Ibrahim Bello (25), Lukman Mohammed (35), Gift Itafa (50) and Sheriff Adewunmi (23), committed the offences between July 3 and July 5 at Powerline, Agbala area of Ikorodu and also at Irawo Estate, Owode-Onirin in Lagos.
He said that the accused, who are alleged members of the Badoo cult, had conspired and gathered in the above mentioned areas to have their meeting, which was deemed illegal.
The offences, according to the prosecutor, contravened Section 42(a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bail by the Magistrate, Mrs Kofo Ariyo, in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum, one of whom must be a blood relation.
Further hearing on the matter has been adjourned till August 9.