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Badoo strikes again in Ikorodu, kills couple, two Kids

After a few weeks of relative peace, the notorious ritual cult, Badoo, has rekindled panic in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

The cult killed a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Adejare, two of their children, while the third kid was said to be in a coma at the Ikorodu General Hospital.

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday in Oke Ota community, Ibeshe. The children were reportedly aged between five and one. Two of them were identified as Siyin and Ajoke, all females.

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Punch Metro learnt that the assailants cut the window net of the family’s apartment to gain entry.

They were said to have subsequently smashed the victims’ heads with a stone and left the area unnoticed.

A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the incident became known around 12pm when church members of the deceased checked on them on the way from church.

He said, “They had a special programme in their church today (Sunday). The members decided to check on them because they did not come to the church. They found the whole family in a pool of blood and raised the alarm. One of the three children was still breathing. He was rushed to the general hospital.

“There are burglar-proof bars on the windows in the house, except in the kitchen. They came through the kitchen. They tore the net and entered the house.

“We seem to have relaxed in securing the community because the attack subsided for some time. Even the police patrol has reduced.”

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Another resident, who did not want his name in print, told Punch Metro that the corpses were removed by policemen from the Ipakodo division.

He said the victims attended The Chosen Generation Family Church in Oke Ota, adding that a stone used by the gang was left behind.

“The apartment was given to them by the church. The couple were on the bed, while the children slept on mats. Four of them were killed. Their corpses have been deposited in the Ikorodu General Hospital mortuary,” he added.

A community leader said the residents would intensify vigils in the neighbourhood, urging the police to ensure regular patrol on streets.

He said, “We were happy that things were getting better before this incident. There is one little girl among them receiving treatment at a hospital. Her head was smashed.

“We only hear sirens of the police patrol from the main road. They don’t usually come into the inner parts of the community, where the Badoo members operate.”

The Lagos State police spokesperson, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the killings had no connection with the Badoo cult, adding that the location of the family’s residence was not accessible to vehicles.

He said, “The house is just a room and parlour with one open window and no visible form of security. A family of five were attacked. Three died on the spot, one died while receiving treatment at a hospital and the last member is alive and responding to treatment.

“No visible trace of violence or clues linked to the cult was found. No stone was found at the scene. A case of murder is being investigated by police detectives, which doesn’t fit in the modus operandi of the cult.”

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Continued closure of churches no longer justifiable – says CAN

Continued closure of churches no longer justifiable – says CAN

Continued closure of churches no longer justifiable – says CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria on Tuesday kicked against the continued closure of worship centres by some state governments.

The CAN president, Dr Samson Ayokunle, said this in a statement by his Special Assistant (Media and Communications), Adebayo Oladeji.

In the statement titled, ‘Reopen all churches now: Enough is enough,’ Ayokunle said there was no more justification for closure of worship centres.

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 had at its press briefing on June 1 ordered the reopening of worship centres.

It, however, said state government would take a final decision on the issue and ensure compliance with COVID-19 safety rules.

However, some state governments, including Lagos and Ogun, which have yet to reopen the worship centres, are insisting that it is not yet safe to do so.

But Ayokunle warned that the lockdown of places of worship was no longer acceptable.

He regretted that despite the directive given by the PTF on the re-opening of places of worship nationwide, states such as Lagos and Ogun had yet to allow worship places, especially churches, to be reopened.

The CAN president said, “Despite the directive given by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 with regard to the reopening of places of worship nationwide, some states like Lagos and Ogun have yet to allow worship places. What sin have the places of worship committed?

“With the sudden emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, the leadership of CAN at all levels agreed with the government on the need to close down the places of worship, economy, schools and every other facet of life.

“But with the reopening of the economy, especially the markets, both organised and the unorganised markets, along with the plan to reopen airports and schools, the closure of churches anywhere in the country is no longer tenable and acceptable.

“In what way are the opened and road side markets more organised than the church which warranted their opening? Is it not our members in the places of worship that do go to markets? Why are they allowed to go to markets and disallowed from going to places of worship? Is it because the marketers cannot contract the virus in the markets and airports?

“It is our opinion that while the government and other relevant stakeholders are working hard to get a cure for the COVID-19 pandemic, the church too has a role to play by seeking divine solutions as well. CAN appeals to the Lagos, Ogun and other state governments where churches are still under lockdown to relax it for God’s sake.”

  • Comparing markets with churches is illogical – Lagos govt

When contacted, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Mr Gbenga Omotosho, said it was illogical to compare markets with worship centres as regards COVID-19 response.

Omotosho, in an interview with one of our correspondents on Tuesday, said the decision to close worship centres in Lagos was agreed on by the state government and the religious leaders.

He stated, “With due respect to the Christian Association of Nigeria, that kind of comparison is not logical. The decision to close worship centres in Lagos was taken by the religious leaders and the state government. The state government presented to them facts and figures about the COVID-19 situation in the state and they saw that it was premature to open worship centres.

“Don’t forget that we are using the curve model in Lagos, and all we are fighting for is to bend the curve. Experts have told us that either July or August that the virus will peak. Any moment from now, the figures will be getting higher. Why will it be now that we will throw open worship centres?”

  • We consulted Ogun CAN, others – State govt

On its part, the Ogun State Government said it consulted the leadership of CAN in the state before taking its decision on the closure of churches .

The state Governor spokesman , Remmy Hazzan, who stated this on Tuesday, advised the CAN President to consult with the leadership of CAN in Ogun and Lagos states to know the reason for the closure of churches .

Hazzan said, “We didn’t get to where we are without interfacing with CAN Ogun State and Lagos State didn’t get to where they are without interfacing with CAN Lagos State.”

Source: Punchng

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