Controversy trails the whereabouts of an Alhaji Alaka Abayomi who was on Monday arrested in connection with the attack on a family of five said to be carried out by the infamous Badoo cult.
Alaka, who is known to be an independent oil marketer, owner of Alaka Petroleum, was arrested alongside two others, according to Punch.
Alaka led a team of officials from the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, Rapid Response Squad, Special Anti-Robbery Squad and the task force personnel, to his shrine in the Agbowa area of Ikorodu.
The shrine was housed on a large expanse of land bordered by what the police termed a “thick bush.”
The Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer Olarinde Famous-Cole in a statement said:
The team, which was led by the Commissioner of Police, represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, uncovered the shrine of the dreaded cult terrorising residents of Ikorodu.
The team had earlier arrested one Alhaji Alaka Abayomi, a resident of Magodo, and he has been linked to the cult and the recent murder of the Adejare family of five, who were attacked in their one-bedroom apartment in Oke Ota, Ibeshe Ikorodu.
The suspect confessed to know others, who own shrines in the area and led the police to the cult’s shrine in Agbowa town. Different ritual objects and charms were recovered in each of the five buildings in the compound which was fenced with charms to scare away intruders. The compound was always under lock and key. The police also made two different arrests as surveillance has been heightened.
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