Akinrinlade Ayodeji, a resident of Ikorodu area of Lagos state has narrated his near-death experience, after being mistaken as a member of the dreaded Badoo cult group.
Ayodeji said he narrow escaped being lynched by a mob that mistook him a member of the Badoo cult which is said to have killed many people in the area.
The young man in a Facebook post titled: ‘Ikorodu’s Badoo Brouhaha: My story’ said it was clear that many residents are being wrongly accused and molested due to mistaken identities.
He said he had returned home from work at about 5.21 pm when he decided to take a nap.
On waking up around 7.39 pm it dawned on him that he needed to fetch some water for his house.
Ayodeji said: “Then I quickly decided to go get some water at a nearby tank, I was with my hands free on, I was just hearing “hey hey! what are you coming here to do at this time”?,
“I replied the questionnaire; “sorry sir, I am actually here to fetch some water”, before I could finished explaining myself, I saw a very furious man and decided to just turn back ‘jejely’ to my house, before i could take three steps forward, i just felt a big and several bang on my face through the back,” Ayodeji said.
He however noted that at some point people started to gather and they were asking what happened in Yoruba language.
“They all apologized after several slaps and molestation initially, then I just jejely carried my gallon that someone else has helped filled, obviously out of pity then walked towards my house, entered my room, put off my already tattered cloth, sat down and started imagining what just happened, hoping it was just a dream, behold! it wasn’t, it was REAL ‘mehn’!.
“Some minutes later while i was still busy pondering on what just happened, I heard some elderly voices at my entrance, they knocked and i saw four elderly men (obviously the landlords of the area) alongside the man that ignorantly dealt with me and one of my neighbours (making six men).
“They all said they were sorry for the ugly incident, with the man that punished me particularly holding me tight just to show his level of SORRY state, I almost shed tears at that point, but had to be a man. I told them they should just take things easy, that two wrongs can never make a RIGHT. That I am ok now. But trust me the beating was not here ooo.
“Come and see slaps! Do I blame them? No! But people should apply wisdom. That was how one of our friends too was lynched to death last Sunday at Odongunyan but glory be to God mine was not beyond control,” he concluded.
The police in Lagos state said the cult members arrested were operating in Ikorodu area of the state.
The state police spokesperson Olarinde Famous said the police is prepared to rid Lagos state of activities of the cult group.