The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force has arrested 15 notorious cultists popularly called ‘Awawa Boys’ at Dopemu area of Agege. Sequel to a tip-off, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police Mr. Fatai Owoseni directed the Lagos State Task Force to check activities of these notorious cultists who have been dispossessing members of the public of their valuables and raping young girls around Aluminium Village, Valley Estate and the entire Dopemu community.
During the operations, which were led by the chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, Olayinka Egbeyemi, a Superintendent of police (SP), five kingpins and 10 members of this notorious group were arrested.Owoseni had directed that they should all be immediately charged to court. Mr. Fatai Owoseni said the entire Lagos State Police Command would continue to monitor activities of these notorious boys and all its affiliated groups across the entire state.
lagoscityreporters.com gathered that the operations were carried out at mid-The suspects were said to have engaged men of the Lagos State Task Force pelting bottles and confronting the police personnel with dangerous weapons before they were overpowered. Mr. Fatai Owoseni who stated that the entire Nigerian Police Force and all other security apparatus of the State would not relent on their oars until these notorious ‘Awawa Boys’ and other affiliated groups were arrested.
Owoseni confirmed that the Lagos State Police Command Intelligence Department and other security outfits was currently working on how to get other members of the notorious cult group arrested at different locations across the State, he however enjoined members of the public to support the Nigerian Police Force with useful information on activities of these boys and all other illegal groups. The arrested suspects includes Ajayi Babatunde Lukumon 29 years, Ajose Anthony 24 years, Adebayo Nurudeen 32 years, Olayemi Lasege 38 years, Sanusi Afeez 23 years, Popoola Fatai 30 years, Popoola Yakubu 27 years, Ajibade Oluwafemi 20 years, Opeyemi Oluwasola 33 years, Adewunmi Oluwatobi 21 years, Akerele Sunday 25 years, Timothy Ogar 32 years, Actor Amechi 21 years, Jimoh Sanni 30 years and Owolabi Adediran 27 years. According to one of the arrested ‘Awawa Boys’ kingpin Jimoh Sanni, 30 years (a.k.a Last Born) of No 4, Akinlabi Street, Agbotikuyo, Agege who hailed from Okene in Kogi State, “Truly I am a member of ‘Awawa Boys’, a sectional head and I had raped more than 5 girls around Dopemu area.
My gang members and I have burgled many shops at Aluminium Village and sell Indian hemp at beer parlours and nightclubs at N100 per wrap before we go for our usual night robbery operations. Jimoh Sanni confirmed that he and his boys collect N2, 000 to N3, 000 everyday from individual alluminium shop owner at Dopemu area and that they buy Marijuama from another ‘Awawa Boys’ kingpin named ‘OLATA’ at Oloosha area of Mushin. Alhaji Musibaudeen Popoola (66 years) who claimed to be the father of both (Popoola Fatai and Popoola Yakubu) said he had warned his children to stop following bad gangs around Dopemu area. Popoola said he found it extremely difficult to believe when he was told that 2 of his sons were among those arrested members of ‘Awawa Boys’ and that he only came as a disciplined father to tell 2 of them that the ‘End Has Come’.
He said, “It is going to be a big lesson to other children that they must listen and obey their patents”. Meanwhile, sequel to series of complaints received from members of the public that motorcycles operators plying restricted routes and major high-ways at Ajah area robbed and snatched bags and other valuable items from unsuspected members of the public, a joint operations carried out by the operatives of the Lagos State Task Force and men of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) impounded 23 motorcycles and arrested 9 male suspects at Ajah area of Lagos. While 23 impounded motorcycles were confiscated according to the law, 9 arrested male suspects has been immediately charged to various courts in line with the directive of Owoseni.