Police, OPC raid Badoo hideouts in Ikorodu, over 100 arrested (Photo)
A joint team of policemen, members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and local vigilante members in an operation on Saturday arrested about 100 suspected Badoo cult members. The dreaded group has been blamed for series of gruesome killings in Ikorodu, Lagos.
The security operatives in an early morning raid combed suspend hideouts of the cult group in the area, PM News is reporting.
The operation which covered several streets in Ibeshe, Ita Maga, Ijede, and Ipakodo areas of the town caught the suspected Badoo cult members unawares.
The team was reportedly led by Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Lagos Police Command, Imohimi Edgal and the RRS Commander, ACP Olatunji Disu.
Confirming the operation, Public Relation Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Olarinde Famous–Cole said about 40 police and RRS vehicles were used for the operation.
“We can confirm the arrest of 100 suspected members of the dreaded cult group, Badoo and they are helping with ongoing investigation into the activities of the gang.
“Government is on top of the situation and we like to use this medium to caution the people to desist from jungle justice.
“We also like to assure residents that they are free to go about their normal activities without let or hindrance, as the police and other security agencies in the State are poised to make the State uncomfortable and hot for criminal elements to perpetrate their nefarious activities,” Famous–Cole said.
Meanwhile, the State Government has cautioned residents to desist from carrying out jungle justice on suspected members of the gang, as government would leave no stone unturned to bring the perpetrators of any dastardly act to justice.