Five shrines in Ikorodu allegedly belonging to the dreaded cult group, Badoo, have been destroyed by the Lagos state Police Command, Premium Times reports.
As part of efforts to rid the Ikorodu communities of the cult group, Edgar Imohimi, the state commissioner of police, led a team of police officers and bulldozers to the Agbowa area of the community.
The development was made public by the Command on Wednesday, September 20.
In a video shared online by TVC, dollar bills were seen appearing out of nowhere, as one of the shrines was being demolished.
Coffins were also found in some of the shrines.
During the exercise at Agbowa, the police commissioner reportedly stated: “We are in the deep forest of Agbowa.
“Our visit here is based on a long collaboration with eminent persons of Ikorodu, who in partnership with the police, volunteered information concerning existence of illegal shrines, where kidnappers, ritual killers and hoodlums kidnap people and lure them under false pretences, to defraud them.
“Sometimes, these unsuspecting victims lose their lives. We have three of such shrines in Agbowa alone, this is the first one.
“I have the mandate of all traditional rulers in Ikorodu and indeed, the Lagos State government, not only to uncover shrines used for committing crimes, but also to destroy them.
“This is why I always tell my officers and men to build confidence and trust with members of the public.
“That is a basic fundamental aspect of community policing. Eminent people gave this information, leading to uncovering of three shrines in Agbowa.”
See the video below:
Inside the shrine were big-horned figurines and ash-colored molded figures, which were reported to be the deities worshipped by the group.