The dreaded Badoo cultists made popular in Ikorodu area of Lagos State of Nigeria have strucked again killing a mother and her two little children at Temu village in Ikosi-Ejirin LCDA of Epe.
The victimsâ€™ names are, Iyabo who was the mother, David, a boy of 4 and Rachael, a girl of 8 were reportedly killed early hours of Tuesday inside the Celestial Church of Christ while asleep.
It was learnt that the assailants had scaled the fence to gain entry into the church and thereafter used a stone to pound their targets to death.
The womanâ€™s husband was reportedly not around when the gang struck.
A resident of the area, Adeshina Idowu, said the family moved to the area six months ago, noting that the community was stunned by the attack.
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He said, â€œThe family moved into the community six months ago. Somebody rushed into my house this morning (Tuesday) and said that Mama David was dead. It was when I got to the scene that I saw the womanâ€™s two kids were also killed. The scene of the attack indicated that Badoo was at work because there was a stone at the scene.
â€œI donâ€™t know how the assailants got into the community because we have security guards patrolling everywhere. How they entered into the victimsâ€™ compound is a mystery to us.â€
Another resident, who identified himself only as Tajudeen, said the incident was reported to the police at the Agbowa Police Division, adding that policemen from the division took the corpses away.
He said residents had taken the incident for a robbery, until they got to the scene.
He said, â€œThe family just returned to the village on Monday. Initially, we thought it was a robbery. But when we entered into their apartment, we saw a stone used by the assailants and there was no sign that any property of the family was stolen. That was when it occurred to us that the assailants were members of Badoo.â€
The Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said a landlady and a commercial motorcycle rider had been arrested for the killings.
He said, â€œA case of murder was reported at the Agbowa Police Station. The landlady and an okada rider (motorcyclist) who reside in the compound have been arrested and transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.
â€œThe incident has no connection with ritual killings as insinuated.
â€œThe era of ritual killings is gone in the state. Investigation is ongoing.â€
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