The couple identified as Mr. and Mrs. Adejare alongside their two children, while the third kid was said to be in a coma at the Ikorodu General Hospital were discovered by neighbours after the ugly incident.
According to Punch, the children were reportedly aged between five and one. Two of them were identified as Siyin and Ajoke, all females.
The assailants, it was gathered cut the window net of the family’s apartment to gain entry before unleashing terror on the family.
They were said to have subsequently smashed the victims’ heads with a stone and left the area unnoticed. A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the incident became known around 12pm when church members of the deceased checked on them on the way from church.
He said, “They had a special programme in their church today (Sunday). The members decided to check on them because they did not come to the church. They found the whole family in a pool of blood and raised the alarm. One of the three children was still breathing. He was rushed to the general hospital.
|The couple and children|
Another resident said the victims attended The Chosen Generation Family Church in Oke Ota, adding that a stone used by the gang was left behind.
“The apartment was given to them by the church. The couple were on the bed, while the children slept on mats. Four of them were killed. Their corpses have been deposited in the Ikorodu General Hospital mortuary,” he added.
A community leader said the residents would intensify vigils in the neighbourhood, urging the police to ensure regular patrol on streets.
He said, “We were happy that things were getting better before this incident. There is one little girl among them receiving treatment at a hospital. Her head was smashed.
“We only hear sirens of the police patrol from the main road. They don’t usually come into the inner parts of the community, where the Badoo members operate.”
The Lagos State police spokesperson, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the killings had no connection with the Badoo cult, adding that the location of the family’s residence was not accessible to vehicles.
He said, “The house is just a room and parlour with one open window and no visible form of security. A family of five were attacked. Three died on the spot, one died while receiving treatment at a hospital and the last member is alive and responding to treatment.
“No visible trace of violence or clues linked to the cult was found. No stone was found at the scene. A case of murder is being investigated by police detectives, which doesn’t fit in the modus operandi of the cult.” SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>