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Seven members belonging to the notorious Badoo gang were on Friday docked at the Ebute Metta Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

The group have been responsible for serial killings in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State in the past two years engaging in raping of women and killing them after and smashing family member’s head with stone.

The accused, who allegedly perpetrated the act include Afolabi Kessington (25), Ismaila Shaibu (36), Mutiu Nurudeen (26), Ibrahim Bello (25), Lukman Mohammed (35), Gift Itafa (50) and Sheriff Adewunmi (23).

They are facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy and belonging to an unlawful society.

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Although they pleaded not guilty to the charges, the prosecutor, ASP Fidelis Dike, said that the accused committed the offences between July 3 and July 5 at Powerline, Agbala area of Ikorodu and also at Irawo Estate, Owode-Onirin in Lagos.

He explained that the accused, who are members of the Badoo cult, had conspired and had an illegal meeting in the area.

Dike further said that the offences committed contravened Section 42(a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

However, the Magistrate, Mrs Kofo Ariyo, granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum, one of whom must be a blood relation.

The case was adjourned to August 9, for mention.