As part of efforts of Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, to ensure lives and properties are safe in the State, the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the state Police Command, in the wee-hours of Thursday, February 18th, 2016, have apprehended fifteen (15) members of the notorious cult group known as Awawa Confraternity, the group which was terrorizing innocent residents of Agege and its environs.
The police team led by SP Olabode Aroge swooped on them with seven response vehicles, picked up the dreaded group members at different locations of their jurisdictions around Agege axis.
The policemen responded to the tip-off from incessant complaints of the residents, alleging that some group of young boys are making lives difficult and disrupting the peaceful atmosphere in the area.
“Upon incessant complaints from members of the public most especially residents of the area, which was further confirmed by preliminary investigations conducted by the Police, our men immediately busted the area and its environs, with seven response vehicles where suspects were apprehended”, the Police said.
Speaking with one of the residents in the area, who pleaded for anonymity, said members of the Confraternity were so dangerous and feared by all residents in the area.
He revealed that Awawa confraternity group members are committers of sorts of nefarious activities including raping, robbing and looting of people’s properties around the metropolis.
While confirming the arrest, Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Superintendent of Police, SP Dolapo Badmus, warned parents and guardians to be watchful of their wards and children’s behaviours while at tender age as charity begins at home.
She added that residents should be courageous enough to report any suspicious movement and criminalities in their neighbourhood to the police, promising that the Police will act accordingly and timely.
The suspects arrested were:
were included amongst Awawa cult members arrested.
The suspects have been handed over to Environmental Task Force, Alausa for prosecution.