Lagos State Police Command has declared a popular independent oil marketer and prime suspect of the Badoo cult killings in Ikorodu and Epe axis of the state, Mr Alaka Abayomi Kamal, wanted.
The Command announced this in a statement issued on Friday in Lagos by the Police Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti.
According to the statement, the 51-year-old suspect, who owns Alaka Petroleum, is wanted in connection with series of reported well-orchestrated killings and nefarious activities of the Badoo cult group.
The notorious activities of the dreaded cult group had sent many to their early graves with cruel killings through the smashing of mortar and pestle on victims’ heads.
In a Special Police Gazette Bulletin issued under the authority of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, with reference number CR 07/2017, Alaka who had earlier been arrested and released on bail by the police was said to have frustrated attempts to re-arrest him.
The bulletin read: “The above-named person (Alhaji Alaka Abayomi Kamal “M”) is hereby declared wanted by the Nigeria Police Force on CRO Form “5” issued by the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Criminal Intelligence and Intelligence Department, Musiliu Smith Street, Yaba, Lagos.
“He (Alaka) is wanted for the offence of Badoo cult killings in Ikorodu and Epe areas of Lagos State. He was once arrested, and released on bail; since then it has been impossible to re-arrest him.
“He is 5ft 8ft tall, dark in complexion, stout in stature, no tribal marks, speaks Yoruba and English. A Yoruba by tribe, 51 years of age. Home Address – No 22, PSSDC Magodo Estate, Shangisha, Lagos State. A businessman with a good set of teeth, brown eyes, oval face, small head, low forehead and always on a white kaftan.
“If seen should be arrested and handed over to the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Musiliu Street, Yaba, Lagos or any nearest police station or call 08068169076 and 08125151772.”
The Command’s spokesman said the suspect’s declaration as a wanted man followed a warrant of arrest duly obtained from a Lagos State Magistrate Court.
He added that the state government and the State Police Command had earlier uncovered and demolished the purported Badoo shrine located in Agbowa area of Ikorodu.
He said the demolition took place on September 20, 2017 in an operation led by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal.