Police frame me up for offence I didn’t commit — suspected Badoo Cult leader
Although he was arrested, detained for 72 hours and released without being charged for any crime Chief Alaka Abayomi, a famous oil and gas business mogul and the Chairman of Alaka Petroleum has alleged police of framing him up for a crime he never commit. In a chat with newsmen who had contacted him over his arrest, Alaka said that he was wrongly accused by Lagos State Police Command that he belong to the dreaded Badoo Cult in Ikorodu .
According to Chief Abayomi , “I was invited by the Police two weeks ago and I honoured the invitation where I made a writing statement. I was asked if I belong to the Badoo cult group and I told them I did not belong to the group”.
Alaka who is a traditional worshiper added that he was further asked about a deity he worships where he told them in affirmative that “yes, I’m a devoted traditional worshiper and I have a place of worship because that is the god I worship and believe so much in it”.
After the interrogation “I was allowed to go home only for the Police to storm my house at Magodo where I live on Sunday 30th of July 2017 and informed me that the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, Edgar Imohimi want to see, I followed them. On our way to the State Command they stop and picked two other men”.
“Getting to the State Command I was detained and no one told me what offence I committed until the following day when they brought me out, put me in a vehicle with pressmen and ask me to take them to my deity where I worship at Agbowa in Ikorodu area of Lagos state. I took them there, they searched everywhere and nothing incriminating was found there.
Alaka have this deity which worship for over 30 years and there are over 100 deities in Ikorodu alone police searched nothing was found yet they tagged me a murderer and a leader of Badoo cult. “If i may ask, I am a leader or belong to Badoo cult group will police release me, for 30 good years I have lived in Ikorodu people know me as a business man and know what type of business I do but only God will vindicate me.”
Alaka affirmed that he worships what he believes on and he can not understand or know the crime he committed. ” Every human being belong to different religion group and all the same I can say is that someone is trying to tarnish the image I have build for a long time “. Alaka whose police and some sections of the media have stigmatized as the leader of the Badoo cult stated, affirming his innocence.