WAEC candidate and parents butchered in Ikorodu
A candidate in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) Lucky Ebhodaghe, has been murdered in a community called Ibeshe Tuntun located in Ikorodu area of Lagos State, by suspected ritual killers. The pupil’s parents were also said to be killed.
This attack is said to be a recurrence of the killings perpetrated in Ikorodu and the pupil is reported to be the only child of the family.
The attackers on the day of the evil incident, Monday night, were said to have torn the window net and cut some burglar-proof bars to gain access into the house. They inflicted machete cuts on the family members and left them to die in agony.
The neighbours were unaware of the incident until around 12pm on Tuesday, when Ebhodaghe’s friends and a teacher visited the residence to know why he was not in school for the exams.
A resident and eyewitness, Dosu, said, “It was an attack by those criminals called Badoo. They entered the building after cutting the burglar-proof bars. They hacked the couple and their only son to death.
“The boy was sitting for WASSCE. He was supposed to sit for two exams on Tuesday– one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. His friends and one of his teachers were worried when he did not show up for the morning paper. They came to check on him after the first exam and found the door locked. When they peeped through the window, they found him in a pool of blood and raised the alarm. That was when their neighbours knew about the incident. On getting into the apartment, they also found the corpses of his parents. They had cuts on their faces.”
A community leader, who spoke anonymously, said there were signs that the hoodlums raped Ebhodaghe’s mother as her underwear was tattered.
He said the case was reported to policemen at the Ipakodo division, adding that the police deposited the corpses in a morgue.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, who confirmed the killings, said investigation had commenced.