This is just as the police said over 100 persons suspected to be members of the cult had been arrested during raids on Bayeku, Ipakodo, Ibeshe and Odongunyan, among other communities in Ikorodu.
The arrest followed The PUNCH’s report on the spate of killings by the cult that had murdered no fewer than 26 residents and injured several others within a year.
The casualties were recorded in 15 attacks from June 5, 2016 to June 28, 2017 and the story published on Friday, July 30.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the residents, who had decided to keep vigils in securing themselves and their families, flagged down a Honda-Compact Recreational Vehicle with three occupants at about 2am on Sunday on Oduyebo Street, near Odogunyan bus stop.
Our correspondent gathered that a big stone and some quantities of diesel were found in the vehicle.
The vigilantes reportedly asked them where they were heading for and the reason for having the objects in the vehicle, especially the stone, which Badoo members usually used to smash heads of their victims.
It was said that when the occupants could not give convincing answers, the residents beat them up and eventually set them and the CRV ablaze.
A resident of the area, Olakunle Wahab, said the suspects confessed to being members of the cult before they were lynched.
He said, “The three persons were in a CRV without a number plate. They were stopped and asked where they were going to, but they could not give a satisfactory answer. A big stone was found in the vehicle. As they were being beaten up, they demanded to be handed over to the police.
“But the vigilantes claimed that they would be freed if they were handed over to the police. In fact, the mob chased away a police patrol team that came to rescue the suspects.” Read more from source