Three members of dreaded Awawa cult group arrested for armed robbery

Three members of dreaded Awawa cult group arrested for armed robbery

Security operatives in Lagos have arrested three members of the dreaded Awawa cult group in the state for armed robbery and other violent crimes.

The cult group were alleged to be operating in the Agege area and neighbouring communities in the State

The suspects: Abubakar Muhammed, Nofiu Odusanya and Idowu Daramola were arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS). 

RRS on its verified Facebook handle confirmed that “Officials of Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested three notorious Awawa members in order to reduce the rising crime and violence in Agege.” 

“The commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), two weeks ago directed the squad’s Decoy Team to gather intelligence on some of the people behind the increasing crime and violence around Agege and effect their arrests.” 

The unit also added that “The team has arrested three suspects. They are part of the seven dreaded members of Awawa Cult and the brains behind some of the violence and crimes around Agege in recent times. The trio were equally fingered in night and dawn robberies in Agege. 

“Abubakar Mohammed, popularly known as Yaba, who was recently released from prison is reputed for ‘okada’ robbery and has been in and out of police custody several times.” 

“Nofiu Odusanya, a.k.a Alhaji Horror was arrested for being complicit in the gruesome matcheting of one Babatunde while being also involved in night and dawn robberies in Agege.

“Idowu Daramola alias Magnet is a popular pickpocket and phone snatcher as well as dusk and dawn robber around Capitol Road, Agege.”

Meanwhile, some community stakeholders have called on CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi to assist the community in keeping away the three suspects from the community in order to reduce the crime in the area.

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