Badoo group strikes in Ikorodu again, kill couple and their children
- A couple in Ikorodu were attacked by Badoo members
- Two of their children were also killed
- One child is still in coma at Ikorodu general hospital
The dreaded Badoo cult group has launched at attack in the Ikorodu area of Lagos killing a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Adejare, and also two of their children while their last child is still in coma.
The Punch reports that the tragic incident occurred in Oke Ota community in Ibeshe on Sunday, July 30.
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Two of the children of the couple, Siyin and Ajoke also lost their lives while another one was still at the Ikorodu General Hospital in coma.
It was reported that the attackers gained entrance into the room by cutting through the windows and smashed their heads with stones.
A resident said: “They had a special programme in their church today (Sunday). The members decided to check on them because they did not come to the church. They found the whole family in a pool of blood and raised the alarm. One of the three children was still breathing. He was rushed to the general hospital.
“There are burglar-proof bars on the windows in the house, except in the kitchen. They came through the kitchen. They tore the net and entered the house.
“We seem to have relaxed in securing the community because the attack subsided for some time. Even the police patrol has reduced.”
It was reported that policemen from the Ipakodo division came to evacuate the bodies.
An anonymous source said: “The apartment was given to them by the church. The couple were on the bed, while the children slept on mats. Four of them were killed. Their corpses have been deposited in the Ikorodu General Hospital mortuary.”
“We were happy that things were getting better before this incident. There is one little girl among them receiving treatment at a hospital. Her head was smashed.
“We only hear sirens of the police patrol from the main road. They don’t usually come into the inner parts of the community, where the Badoo members operate.”
The Lagos state police spokesperson, Olarinde Famous-Cole, however claimed the attack was not connected to the Badoo own.
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He said: “The house is just a room and parlour with one open window and no visible form of security. A family of five were attacked. Three died on the spot, one died while receiving treatment at a hospital and the last member is alive and responding to treatment.
“No visible trace of violence or clues linked to the cult was found. No stone was found at the scene. A case of murder is being investigated by police detectives, which doesn’t fit in the modus operandi of the cult.”
Meanwhile, a 14-year-old girl was attacked and killed in her parents' house in Lagos recently.
According to reports, Obiamaka Orakwue, an Anambra state indigene was attacked and killed at her house in Abule Ado, Lagos state, recently.
The 14-year-old who was home on holiday, had been alone in her parents' home when some boys who she had turned down after they reportedly tried to ask her out on a date previously, climbed across the fence of her house and attacked her, leaving her in a pool of her own blood.
Watch a Legit.ng TV video below of a family attacked by Badoo group: