An upcoming Nigerian comedian, Chinedu Paul, who uses the stage name MC Think Twice, has been murdered by an angry mob in Ikorodu Lagos after he was mistaken for a member of the deadly cult, Badoo.
The sad incident happened on Sunday morning, July 2, 2017, Paul was one of three persons who were accosted by local vigilante in the troubled Lagos suburb and burnt to death.
According to a Facebook user’s account of the incident, the three of them were found in an SUV after midnight with a “stone” used for Badoo operations.
A friend to the comedian narrated to journalists how his friend met an untimely and violent end.
“Paul’s car had broken down at Odogunyan area at midnight. He had just returned from the filming of IK’s Talk Show. He went with two others to seek help to tow the car from the area when they were accosted by an angry mob,” the unnamed source said.
“Apparently, the mob claimed they found Engine Oil, Cutlass and a grinding stone in the car.. and they descended on them.”
Paul is a graduate of Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu.
What a sad day!
3 Men Lynched Suspected as Badoo Cult Members
Three suspected members of a gang popularly known as Badoo were on Sunday morning lynched to death at Odogunyan in Ikorodu, Lagos state, by residents of the community.
The suspected cult members were said to have been apprehended in the early hours of Sunday, July 2, 2017 and “they were caught and butchered” along Shagamu expressway.
Marcuochukwu Nwosu, a Facebook user, who posted videos from the scene on Sunday morning, said their jeep was also burnt by the irate community members.
“Below is the vehicle in which the Badoo cult used in operation, as soon as they were caught, their jeep was set ablaze by angry mob in front of odogunyan Bale’s office while the cultist were taken to Shagamu express way and lynched,” he wrote.
Community members were also said to be celebrating the capture of the gang members.
In the video, they can be heard chanting ‘no more Badoo,’ ‘Badoo must go’.
The Facebook user further said “family members” of one of the suspects arrived at the scene while the community was at its “boiling point”.