A suspect has been arrested following the brutal murder of a family of three in Ibeshe Titun, Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
The suspect whose identity had yet to be ascertained, was arrested by the Ipakodo division on Tuesday in the community. A resident, who asked not to be identified, said the suspect had been taken into custody and was being interrogated by the police.
He said, “The man was arrested this morning (Tuesday) and he confessed to being a member of the gang that attacked and killed members of the family. He was beaten to a pulp by an angry mob as he also mentioned the names of their sponsors. We are hoping that he would not be set free.”
Recall that the couple, Lucky Ebhodaghe and Margaret Ebhodaghe, and their son, Jonathan, were killed in their home in April.
Jonathan, the only child of the family, was sitting for the WAEC when the incident happened. According to reports, the assailants tore the window net and cut some burglar-proof bars to gain access into the house, before inflicting machete cuts on the family members, leaving them for dead.
Neighbours discovered the gruesome sight the following day around 12pm , when Jonathan’s friends and a teacher visited the residence to inquire why he was not in school for WASSCE.
The group reportedly met the house locked and peeped through the window, where they found the family members in a pool of blood. The victims were said to have machete cuts, while Margaret was said to have been raped by the assailants, identified as Badoo.
The Badoo group is said to be responsible for the killings of many residents in the Ikorodu area.