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Wife of suspected Badoo kingpin cries out to Buhari, IGP


Imohimi Edgal

Wife of wanted Badoo kingpin, Mrs. Abimbola Alaka, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Inspector General of Police and well-meaning Nigerians to save her husband and family from embarrassment, and ensure her family’s safety.

Badoo is a notorious cult in the Ikorodu area of Lagos accused of ritual killings.

Chief Abayomi Alaka was declared wanted by the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, for alleged ownership of a shrine where Badoo members took oaths.


Mrs. Alaka, who spoke to journalists from her hideout, said: “I can no longer move around easily, as some relatives of the victims killed by Badoo cult members are threatening to kill me and the children over something we know nothing about. My husband is innocent of the allegations leveled against him by the police.”

She urged Buhari to wade into the matter and stop the Lagos State police command from destroying her husband’s integrity.

In a related development, wife of the paramount ruler of Ayakoro community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa, Mrs. Tina Inegbagha, and a school principal, Mr. Egbele Jack, have been released by their captors, 25 days after they were kidnapped.

Gunmen in Ayakoro abducted them on December 16, 2017.

Mr. Majesty Inegbagha, a member of the monarch’s family, who confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), yesterday, said the duo was set free on Thursday.

The paramount leader said an undisclosed ransom was paid to secure the release. The kidnappers had demanded N100m. This was reduced to N30 and later N5m.

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