In Ikorodu: Badoo Cultists Strikes Again, As They Smash Pastor’s Head With Mortar
Punch Metro gathered that the father of three was sleeping with his family in their house on Obayemi Street , First Gate , Ikorodu , when the hoodlums stormed the house around 2 am on Saturday
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A minister with the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Wale Solomon , is battling for his life in an undisclosed hospital on the Lagos Island after he was allegedly attacked by some cult members suspected to be Badoo .
Punch Metro gathered that the father of three was sleeping with his family in their house on Obayemi Street , First Gate , Ikorodu , when the hoodlums stormed the house around 2 am on Saturday . The men were said to have smashed the mortar on the victim ’ s head and injured him in different parts of his body .
His wife was reportedly aroused from sleep by the cry of pain of the husband as she ran out of the house to call for help . Some neighbours reportedly ran to the house and found the victim in a pool of blood , with the mortar by his side . They were said to have alerted policemen from the Sagamu Road Division .
Anthony was rushed to the Ikorodu General Hospital , from where he was taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital , Ikeja , and was further referred to the undisclosed hospital.
A resident , Bola Odunsi , said the incident threw the community into commotion .
She said , “They invaded First Gate on Saturday and entered the man ’ s house while he was asleep with his wife and kids . They came with a big mortar, which they used to smash the man ’ s head.
“ The noise woke up the wife and on sensing danger , she rushed out and called for help . People came out and saw the man bleeding from different parts of his body. They rushed him to a private hospital in the area from where he was referred to General Hospital , Ikorodu . ”
Punch Metro learnt that policemen from the Sagamu Road Division, who were alerted by residents , arrived in the area later, but could not find any of the culprits.
A woman, who lived close to the victim’ s house , told Punch correspondent that Solomon was responding to treatment at the hospital where he was taken to .
He said , “ He was transferred from the General Hospital , Ikorodu , to LASUTH and from there, he was taken to a specialist hospital on the Lagos Island . I was told he still bleeds from the nose and ears . But the family is hopeful that God will take control. ”
Another resident said the pastor ’ s house was prone to attack because it was uncompleted and without a fence .
“ The house is an uncompleted building ; he lives there alone with his wife and children . The man has been trying to finish the building , but he appeared not to have the funds .
“ I think the family was lucky that the woman ran out to call for help on time , because Badoo members always wipe out the household they attack. They left behind the mortar that they used to break the man ’ s head , ” she added .
Punch Metro gathered that a suspected member of the gang was caught on Sunday by some residents .
The suspect was reportedly beaten to a pulp and was about to be lynched when a traditional ruler in the community intervened and begged that he be handed over to the police .
However, some members of a vigilance group , known as Onyabo , reportedly took the suspect away to an unknown place.
The state Police Public Relations Officer , Olarinde Famous- Cole, confirmed the attack, saying the command was investigating the case.