The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has said that although the state’s police command has dealt with the dreaded cult group, Badoo, operating in the Ikorodu area of the State, there is yet to be a one-on-one encounter with the real face behind the name.
Owoseni said this during a courtesy visit by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to The PUNCH Place, headquarters of Punch Nigeria Limited on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Thursday.
His words: “Badoo has been dealt with. Before this last one (killing by a suspected members of Badoo), for the past six weeks, we didn’t have anything and such a crime is not what you can just stop because of the nature of the environment.
“All the places where the incidents happened were right inside the bush, so if you put one million policemen in that place, it will be difficult. These were people that just went to the middle of nowhere, put a house (there) with no window, no door, nothing and nobody has seen Badoo face-to-face.
“So, we are dealing with that and we are improving. “And that is why we have built partnership with members of the community to get to the grassroots so that when they see (something suspicious), they can tell us.”