– 16 cultists in Agege have been captured by the state’s Rapid Response Squad (RRS)
– RRS nabs cultists who have been making life hell for residents in Agege
– Agege residents rejoice as police incarcerates 16 suspected cultists
At least 16 members of a sect identified as Awawa Confraternity were yesterday, Febraury 18, arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), of Lagos state police command.
The suspects have been terrorizing residents in the area, with deviant and nefarious activities, not excluding raping, robbing and looting of people’s properties around the metropolis; residents claimed.
The suspects identified as Onyekaba Israel, Olatunde Babalola, Innocent Afamuzoka, Ugochukwu Okafor, Sule David, Kabiru Dahiru, Ibrahim Muafu, Tasiru Suraju, Mustapha Ibrahim, Lawal Ibrahim, Yahaya Yusuf, Tochukwu Ede, Lawal Adamu, Chibuwane Nweke and Amaechi Amaga, were said to be cultists that have been terrorising innocent residents of Agege and its environs in Lagos.
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Expressing ordeal, a resident of the area who strongly insisted not to mention his name, said that members of the confraternity were so dangerous and feared by residents in the area, adding that the Awawa Confraternity members committed all sorts of wicked activities, including raping, robbing and looting of people’s properties in the enclave.
“For a long period of time, Agege has not experienced peace due to the incessant behavior of the confraternity groups in this area. The police swooped on them with about six to seven vehicles, which picked up the dreaded group members at different locations around the nooks and cranny of Agege. The police is trying its possible best to restore peace to the area, but as we all know, Agege is a residential area for the brave,” he said.
However, the Lagos state Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Dolapo Badmus who confirmed the arrest, warned parents and guardians to be watchful of their wards and children’s behaviors while at their tender age as charity begins at home, adding that residents should be courageous enough to report any suspicious movement and criminalities in their neighborhood to the police.
Meanwhile, some secondary school students suspected to be cultists were bent on initiating their new female members by having carnal knowledge of them.
This was disclosed by the state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) which arrested eight secondary school students for being cult members.
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