The suspected Awawa Cultists
Forty-six members of a cult group known as Awawa Confraternity in Agege and its environs were arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command, at the weekend, along Agindigbi Road, Ikeja and Agege areas of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
The operation, which lasted three hours in the early hours of Saturday, was led by the Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Timothy Ojetunde with other policemen after RRS received reports from members of the public of cultists snatching belongings and maiming innocent people in Agidingbi, Agege and Ogba.
The RRS had for sometime after receiving reports put surveillance teams in place to monitor the activities of the group in Agege, Ogba, Ifako Ijaiye, Iyana Ipaja and Abule Egba.
The information gathered by the police revealed that the Awawa confraternity members are fearless cult group terrorizing people living in Agege and Ikeja axis. Investigations further showed that they move in hundreds, committing all manner of atrocities on their way.
It was gathered that the operatives responded swiftly to the tip-off from two of their victims (names withheld) whom they had dispossessed of valuables in Agidingbi up to Omole and Akilo Roads.
According to a police source, “apart from incessant complaints from the residents which we received on daily basis in our office alleging that some group of young boys and girls with ages ranging between 15 and 22 years, were making lives difficult for residents and disrupting the peaceful atmosphere in Agege and its environs, they equally raped, looted, snatched and dispossessed law-abiding citizens of their belongings. During their recent attack along Agindigbi Road, we were able to arrest 46 of them including 6 female while others managed to escape the dragnet of the police.
“Having studied their black spots and camps around Agege and its environs, and …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper