RRS nabs three Awawa members over violence in Agege
Operatives of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested three Awawa members over rising crime and violence in Agege area of the state.
The suspects include Abubakar Mohammed, 26, Nofiu Odusanya, 19 and Idowu Daramola, 22.
Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Yinka Egbeyemi had 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 suspects were part of the seven dreaded members of Awawa cult and the brains behind some of the violence and crimes around Agege in recent times.
They were equally connected to night and dawn robberies in Agege.
The Guardian gathered that 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.
The suspects have been taken to court for prosecution.
MEANWHILE, some community stakeholders have called on CSP Egbeyemi to assist the community in keeping away the three suspects from the community to reduce crimes in the area.