Badoo Member Arrested During Church Vigil
In July, police authorities in Lagos state arrested at least 100 suspected members of the cult group - Badoo.
Since then, there has been some calm within Ikorodu community and other neighbouring towns.
However, the groups members have started strategic attacks on soft targets including churches.
The arrested suspect was said to have attacked a woman who was sleeping at a corner of the church.
Her scream alerted other worshippers who rushed to the scene.
It was discovered that her head had been smashed. She was said to have pointed to the direction where the suspect took.
Some church members went in the direction and reportedly found the suspect changing his clothes.
He denied the allegation. He said: “I was a Muslim, but later converted to Christianity. I live at 9, Ojokoro Street, Agric. I was invited to worship there that night by a senior colleague, Kehinde, at the tailoring shop where I work.”
But on further observation, the white garment which he pulled off was discovered to be blood stained.
Parading the suspect on Thursday at the Police Officers Mess, Ikeja, the Lagos State Command boss, Fatai Owoseni said: “Policemen from Ipakodo Division rushed to the church.
“Although the suspect denied the accusation, when the area was searched, three handkerchiefs (white, blue and red) were recovered from him. Also, a grinding stone, which he used to hit his victim on the head, was also found.”
Asked if the said Kehinde had come to identify him, Owoseni shook his head, saying “How would she come? She may be afraid of being arrested as well.”