By Ebun Sessou
lagos—Following the recent killings in Ikorodu, especially the killing of a family of four by suspected members of the dreaded Badoo Cult, the Lagos State House of Assembly has called for the establishment of police commands in Ikorodu and Epe.
Raising the issue under matter of urgent public importance during yesterday’s plenary, the Majority Leader, Sanai Agunbiade from Ikorodu Constituency 1 lamented the security threats in the area.
Referring to the recent killings of a family of four in Ikorodu by Badoo group, Agunbiade said the incident started in Ibeshe.
“They descended on a house in Erunwe last week, killed the man, ripped open the pregnancy of his wife and also killed their two children.
“The security agents find it difficult to deal with them. I received a call this morning that a member of the gang was arrested by a vigilante group. He was kept in a solitary place and people lynched him before the police could get there.
“Four boys were recently killed in the area as they were suspected to be members of Badoo cult group. The cult members attack new sites, where the people don’t have enough security, he said.
The Majority Leader then called on the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni to intensify security in Ikorodu and Epe areas of the State.
Moreso, the police was called upon to expose the sponsors of Badoo cult groups and other criminals in the area.
The Speaker of the House, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa sympathised with the people of Ikorodu over the incident and the people of Epe over the kidnap of six students in the Model College in Igbonla, Epe.
According to him, such an incident ought not to occur, when there is a government in place.
Obasa stated that everything must be done to end the menace, and that the government should be proactive about the matter.
“We once called on the Governor to site Police Command in Ikorodu and Epe to stop the activities of these hoodlums. The community members should work with the police to give them information so that they could help us,” he said.