By Oladipupo Mojeed
A Lagos-based businessman has accused the police of framing him up as a member of the dreaded Badoo cult group that has been terrorising Ikorodu area of Lagos state.
Chief Alaka Abayomi said he was invited by the police two weeks ago and that he honoured the invitation where he was made to write a statement.
He said he was asked if he belonged to the Badoo cult group and that he told them he did not belong to the group but has a dedicated traditional place of worship.
According to Abayomi, after the interrogation, he was allowed to go home only for the police to storm his house at Magodo on Sunday, 30 July, 2017, and told him that the Deputy Commissioner of Police wanted to see him and that he followed them.
“On their way to the State Command they stopped twice and picked two other men,” he added.
“On getting to the State Command I was detained and no one told me what my offence was. The following day, they brought me out, put me in a vehicle with pressmen and ask me to take them to my dedicated traditional place of worship at Agbowa in Ikorodu and I took them there, they searched everywhere and found nothing incriminating.
“That traditional place of worship has been there for over 30 years and there are over 100 traditional places of worship in Ikorodu alone and they found nothing in that place, yet they tagged me a murderer and a member of Badoo cult group.
“Tell me if I belong to Badoo cult group, will they release me? And for 30 years, I have lived in Ikorodu, people know I am a business man and they know the kind of business I do so who exactly is sponsoring the police to tarnish my good name that I have built for a long time?”