Residents of Ibeshe Ikorodu have been subjected to living in fear over the incessant rape crimes committed by a dreaded hooligan simply known as Badoo. The young man who notoriously terrorizes the community day and night, has a penchant for forcefully raping aged women, particularly single mothers and widows. A 63-year-old woman received the greatest shock of her life in the early hours of Sunday around 2:30am - when she was raped and stabbed multiple times to near death. Her 10-year-old daughter was not spared as Baddo stabbed her in the mouth to make sure she does not wake neighbours up with her screams.
|The scene of the crime (left) and the woman's daughter (right)|
According to a local resident who wishes to remain anonymous - Badoo is believed to have top sponsors in the neighbourhood who cover up his crimes and protect him from arrest.
He said: “The truth is, someone in this community is using these women for ritual and occultic purpose, Baddo rubs handkerchief on these women private parts after sleeping with them. For me, the king has not been supportive, when journalists came during the first time they arrested one of the gang, he refused to come down to speak to them, he even insisted the first rapist we caught was handed over to the police without a bruise.
"I dont want to conclude anything yet but we need the Lagos state government to provide more securities for us. It’s safe to say the policemen are not doing anything about the whole matter. At this point, we advise the residents of ibeshe not to sleep with their generators and if the need be, kindly get yourself whistles to alert your neighbours."