Two suspected cultists arrested, as robbers abandon ‘okada’, weapons


The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos say they have arrested two suspected Awawa cult members in Oke Koto area, Agege on Friday 18th December 2020.

This breakthrough came after the same squad had foiled a traffic robbery around Otedola Bridge on Lagos – Ibadan Expressway.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa said the suspected Awawa boys were a 22-year-old mechanic, Rasak Babatunde and 16-year-old Tailor, Idowu Wasiu, who he said were nabbed at their hideout in a raid.

Adejobi said in compliance with the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, the raid on suspected hideouts and black spots across the state, particularly in Agege and its environs, was part of the proactive strategies to minimize crime in the state.

He added that some of the areas raided included Isokoko, Oke-Koto, Abattoir, Dopemu, Elere, Oniwaya and Pen Cinema, all in Agege.

Talking about the suspected traffic robbers, he stated that RRS ran into the suspected armed robbers around 11.00 p.m. at Otedola Bridge inward Ojota.

He said, “The robbers hurriedly abandoned their motorcycle, with number plate, NND 268 WZ, a toy gun and some dangerous weapons.

He said the CP has ordered for immediate investigation of the suspects while reiterating his commitment to get Lagos State rid of criminals and hoodlums.

  Odumosu also urged members of the public to be sensitive to their environment and be alive to their civic responsibility towards maintenance of law and order and public safety of the state.


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