Badoo cult members are not spirits – Governor Ambode


Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has assured residents of the Ikorodu axis in the state that his administration will curb the activities of the dreaded cult group, Badoo.

Ambode gave the assurance on Thursday while commissioning a rehabilitated fire service station in Epe.

The Governor said that he did not believe that the Badoo members were spirits and could disappear.

“I am deeply concerned about the issue of kidnapping in the state and also the recent development that has been happening in Ikorodu about mob action, as well as that of Badoo.

“I just want to assure residents that we are doing everything possible. We don’t run the government on the pages of the newspapers, and that is why you see that we do not make comments in the newspapers,” Ambode said.

He also called on the traditional rulers to collaborate with the government to curtail the menace of kidnapping in Lagos.

According to Ambode, intelligence reports had it that some of the Baales, colluded with kidnappers to kidnap people in remote areas.

“We have intelligence here that some of these things are coming from within and our Kabiyesis and Obas need to do something as quickly as possible to arrest the decadence.

As far as the Badoo case is concerned, I do not believe that it has anything to do with a disappearing ghost.

“I don’t also believe that the rituals can be taking place, without some people not being behind it.

“So, I challenge all our Kabiyesis and all our traditional rulers and Baales, we must arrest this situation as quickly as possible and show that traditional value that we have always been known for and then we will continue to support you,” Ambode added.