A landlord in Ikorodu area of Lagos reportedly received N5m from deadly cult group badoo, to kill his tenant, a family of five.
The unidentified man was arrested and paraded yesterday by the police. The victims, a fisherman, his wife and three children were reportedly sleeping before the attack.
According to Vanguard, some residents of Iruwen community, who spoke on condition of anonymity said: “After the incident, relatives of the deceased visited the scene and took the grinding stone to the Oba of Ikorodu, where they reported the matter and thereafter, left with the stone.
“They took the stone to Igede, Benue State, where a traditional investigation was carried out. They reported their findings to the Police, which led to the arrest of the landlord, who reportedly confessed to the crime.”
Another source who also spoke to Vanguard on anonymity said he attended the victims burial.
He said: “I represented my community at that burial. What happened was that we heard the victim’s uncle, a retired Commissioner of Police, told Police authorities that he wanted to investigate the matter.
“He sent detectives, who came to the scene of the incident, and carried out forensic investigation into the matter.
“They did video coverage of the scene and captured everything that transpired during the attack and the landlord’s actions were suspicious, so they invited him for interrogation, where he confessed to the crime.
“I heard that when the attackers came, the landlord’s wife saw them and wanted to shout, but her husband stopped her from alerting residents.
“He confessed during interrogation that he was paid N2.5 million as first instalment, after which the balance of N2.5 million was paid at the end of the operation.