Dreaded cult group Badoo has struck again in Lagos, killing a pastor at Lajo Road, near transformer in Igbogbo-Bayeku.
The latest attack in a worrying resurgence of the group occurred few hours after acting Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, met with all stakeholders at the palace of the Ikorodu monarch, Oba Abdulrasheed Shotobi on the menace of ritual killings.
The pastor’s widow, Gloria and 10-month-old baby, Goodness, were said to have been found unconscious at the scene before policemen from Igbogbo Division rushed them to the Ikorodu General Hospital, The Nation writes.
It is understood that the assailants cut the iron bars on the window of the family bungalow before proceeding to smash the head of the pastor identified as Victor Kanayo with two big stones.
A source who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the pastor and his family were the only ones living in the building because the landlord moved out months ago as a result of growing insecurity.
“The pastor was an easy going person. His wife and child are unconscious as I speak to you. They were rushed the general hospital. The police took them there.”
Meanwhile, Police spokesman Chike Oti, said some persons have been arrested in connection with the murder, adding that the command was digging into the pastor’s past to be sure there was no connection between his past and his tragic end.
“The command has made a couple of arrests and suspects are being questioned with a view to discover the author of the heinous crime. The Commissioner of Police has also dispatched a team of crack detectives to unravel those behind the murder, dig into the past of the victim and see if there is a correlation between his past and his fate,” he said.
“The issue of his past before he became a born again Christian is of interest to the police because of a human skull tattoo drawn on his left arm which gives the victim away as one who may have belonged to any of the dreaded cult groups.
Investigation into case is ongoing. Findings will be made public as usual by the CP.”