Cult members, suspected to be ‘Badoo boys’ have reportedly attacked a minister with the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Wale Solomon, and he is said to be battling for his life in an undisclosed hospital on the Lagos Island.
Punch reports Solomon, a father of three was sleeping with his family in their house on Obayemi Street, First Gate, Ikorodu, when the cultists attacked them around 2am on Saturday.
The hoodlums were said to have smashed mortar on the victim’s head and injured him in different parts of his body.
Upon hearing his pain, his wife and neighbours called for help and afterwards invited the Sagamu division of the police.
Solomon 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, “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.
A resident said he is responding to treatment.
A suspected member of the gang was reportedly caught on Sunday by some residents.
The suspect was 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.
He said, “On Saturday, June 10, 2017, at about 2.10am, we got a report that a man was attacked by suspected cult members at about 2am of the same date. During the attack, he sustained injuries and was rushed to a public hospital for treatment. When we got to the scene of the incident, the hoodlums had taken to their heels. Investigations are ongoing.”