May 13, 2017

Serial rapists, murderers invade Lagos communities



•Rape, kill six in Aleke, Isiu

By Our reporter

Fear has gripped residents of Adamo, Aleke, Isiu, and neighbouring communities in Ikorodu division of Lagos state over the invasion of their communities by a notorious gang of ritualists/serial rapists called Badoo. The gang attack residents mostly at nights, rape young girls and women before killing them and take their blood. Saturday Vanguard leanrt that recently, a house was attacked in Aleke, Adamo by this group killing a family of four after raping mother and two daughters to death. While residents were still in shock, a similar incidence was said to have occurred at Isiu, along Adamo-Imota road a few days ago where a family of three was also attacked, raped and killed.

forced sex

Following this development,   male residents have since decided to operate as vigilance groups at nights with machetes to protect themselves while female residents took to the streets in the day to protest this devilish attack on them.

On Thursday, women, armed with leaves were at different bus-stops in the area protesting the development. They also protested to the palace of Ayangbunren of Ikorodu, HRM, Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi vowing to proceed to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s office if immediate action was not taken to stop this dastardly act.

It was gathered that before carrying out the devilish act, the gang would first embark on clandestine surveillance during the day to identify the target houses, mostly where single and married women live. In the night, they would storm the houses, force down the burglary proof, or climb through the ceiling to gain entrance into the living room, rape, maim and brutalize occupants. It was also learnt that sometimes, they would wipe the private parts of their victims with handkerchief which they use for money rituals and at other times, they would kill and take the blood of victims for rituals.

This gang, it was learnt has been attacking both single and married women in Ibeshe and environs for the past two years. The police have not arrested and prosecuted any member of this gang even when series of complaints have been made to the police.

Reacting to the development, the Police, the force Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole stated that investigation is on-going, assuring that increased police visibility and adequate security is in force in the entire axis of Ikorodu and Lagos state in general.

According to a resident of Isiu, Mr. Olushoga Taiwo, “Government should immediately come to our aid, this issue should not be treated with kid gloves. Unfortunately, this Badoo started from Ibeshe and nothing was done, it is now spreading like wild fire and yet government is silent as if nothing is happening. Women, children are being raped, killed even as they hack their husbands and fathers to death. I have not seen anything that demands emergency such as this”.