The Lagos state government on Wednesday sealed off a petrol filling station, 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.
The state government says it believes Alaka is the ring leader of the Badoo menace.
The state government, in a statement by the information and strategy commissioner, Steve Ayorinde, said the order sealing off the structures was in pursuant to section 60 of the said law.
The state’s commissioner of police, Imohimi Edgal, on Tuesday, January 2, paraded a Badoo kingpin arrested in Ikorodu axis who confessed to the killings and took officers 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 specialise in administering oath on Badoo members before they go for any operation.
According to Ayorinde, “The Lagos state government is joining the Nigeria 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.”
NAIJ.com reported earlier how the commissioner of police in Lagos, Imohimi Edgal, on Tuesday, January 2, paraded Fatai Adebayo, alias Alese, an alleged herbalist said to be working for the notorious murderous Badoo gang that has killed many residents of Lagos.
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The Lagos command of the Nigeria Police Force, in a statement by its spokesperson, SP Chike Oti, said: “Adebayo, 34, who specialises in administering oath on members of the group before they launch any attack, was arrested at his shrine located in Imosan village, a suburb of Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state.
“The arrest of the herbalist followed the arrest of some Badoo cult suspects at the weekend, including the overall head of the group."
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