The Lagos State Police Command has arrested five suspected members of the Badoo ritual gang, including a couple and a herbalist, operating at the Ikorodu.
The suspects were said to have been in the practice of first hypnotising their victims to sleep before smashing their heads.
The suspects were identified as Chibuzo Igwe, Samuel Akaeze aka Samito and his wife Gift, who doubles as their informant, Omotayo Abamoyegun and Fatai Adebayo, their herbalist, who fortifies them before they embark on each operation.
Igwe, 18, revealed in chilling details how he and other members killed an RCCG pastor, last year, at Igbogbo, Ikorodu. The pastor, Victor Kanayo, was attached to Finger of God Parish, Igbogbo.
His words: “We usually spray a powdery substance on a target, while he is sleeping. The person will then fall deeper into sleep. We would then smash the person’s head with stone, and then scrub his blood with a white handkerchief.
Abamoyegun introduced me to the Badoo group. I was forced to take an oath before I started working with them. My first operation was the killing of the RCCG pastor at Igbogbo.
They promised to give me N500,000 if I successfully carried out the operation. It was Gift, the lady among us that showed us the pastor’s house. Gift’s husband, Samuel, a welder, was the one who assisted us to break into the pastor’s house.
Omotayo sprayed a substance on the pastor while he was still sleeping. I then used the stone to smash his head. I was given N20,000, instead of the N500,000. I was also given the pastor’s Asha Nokia phone.
They promised to balance me. I was leaving the scene when a local vigilante group arrested and handed me over to the police.”