The Lagos State Police Command said it has arrested the chief herbalist of the dreaded Badoo cult, Fatai Adebayo, also known as Alese.
The 34 year who specializes in administering oath on members before they launch any attack, was arrested at his shrine in Imosan Village, a suburb of Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
Speaking while parading Adebayo before newsmen, Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, said the head of the group was arrested when he attempted to escape.
The CP, who led the operation involving the Commander of Rapid Response Squad (RRS), ACP Tunji Disu; Chairman of Lagos State Special Task Force, SP Yinka Egbeyemi, among others, said investigation was still ongoing but that the full details about the arrests made so far would be disclosed on Thursday at a press briefing.
He said: “Over the weekend, we had far reaching achievement in the fight against the killers popularly known as Badoo in Ikorodu.
“Their kingpin who is the head of the group has been arrested. He was arrested on water as he was making his escape.”
The Commissioner of Police said investigation is still ongoing.