The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday uncovered a shrine at Ayegbami Quarters, Imosan in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, where suspected Badoo cult members take oath before going on operations.
The shrine was discovered in an operation carried out by the command, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and the Lagos State Task Force.
This followed the arrest of some suspected Badoo cult members.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi, who led the operation, said the kingpin of the notorious cult group was arrested while trying to escape through the waterways.
Imohimi said at the shrine: “All other suspects are in custody and in a confessional statement, one of the suspects described this shrine as the place where the suspects come before going on operation.
“This is the piece of stone, which they use, and according to the suspect, there is no operation they go for without first coming here to take oath.
“The owner of the shrine will immediately be placed on arrest and the shrine will be destroyed.”
The owner of the shrine, Fatai Adebayo, 34, however, admitted owning the shrine, but described the piece of stone discovered there was for grinding pepper.
Adebayo’s mother, Toyin Ogunyemi, who was also at the scene, said her son was not involved in any ritual killing, but only prescribed traditional healing drugs.
His Royal Highness, the Olumosan, Chief Tajudeen Adekunle Muili, also condemned the discovery and ordered that the shrine be destroyed.