18-yr-old teenager narrates how he was lured into cult

The four suspects were paraded by the Lagos State Police in connection to the Badoo attacks.


According to Punch News, the youngster who was earlier seeking for a job got introduced by one Obamoyegun Omotayo, alleged to be the leader of the terror group.

In his statement, the teenager revealed that he contacted the head who owns a number of cars because he wanted to be his driver.

“I am a Badoo member. Around November, I told Obamoyegun (Omotayo) that I wanted to be his driver because I saw him with new cars. He told me that it would take some time before he would give me the job," Igwe told Punch before Edgal Imohimi, the state police commissioner ordered that he and some other suspects be taken away.


The commissioner mentioned that Chibuzor Igwe was apprehended during their last strike.

He was arrested while trying to flee from the law at a location described as Alabo Street, Abule Osorun, Ibeshe, Ikorodu. This was where a family of three was attacked on Saturday, December 30, 2017.

Others also paraded by the police include Uche Igwe; a welder, believed to be the youth's elder brother,  Samuel Akaeze, a.k.a Samito; his wife, Gift Akaeze who provides information to gang members concerning where to attack; and a herbalist, Fatai Adebayo, a.k.a Adaripon.

The latter who reportedly prepares 'juju' for members of the notorious cult group was captured earlier in the week. He was apprehended at his shrine in Imosan village, located around Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.


The arrest was confirmed in a press statement forwarded to Punch News by the Lagos police.

It detailed the activities of SP Chike Oti, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the aftermath of the arrest.

Some representatives of the gang who were taken into custody over the weekend told law enforcement officers about the involvement of the herbalist.

According to the police, the Badoo agents don't go for a killing without first consulting him. He reportedly administers an oath for the cultists.

Members, Chibuzor Igwe, Samuel Akaeze and Gift Akaeze were recruited by a Badoo commander called Obamoyegun Omotayo.


Their activities can be likened to some African terror groups who have not been able to provide just reasons for their attacks.

The Boko Haram insurgents for example whose army are largely folks from countries such as Chad, Niger and Cameroon.

The Islamist sect are responsible for the deaths of thousands and are prominent for mass abductions including the 2014 kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok, a Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria.



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