A leader of the notorious 'Awaawa' Cult group that has been terrorizing Lagos residents has been arrested by the State Taskforce.
The 28-year-old Akinbayo was alongside two of his trusted lieutenants, Muyideen Olayinka and Ibrahim Olaniran, at the Aluminium Village, Dopemu, Agege area of the state, by the Lagos State Task Force set up by the government to flush out cultists in the state.
During interrogation, Scorpion confessed that he and his boys raped, burgled and killed innocent citizens who confronted them during any of their operations.
Tobi Akinbayo and his lieutenants, Muyideen Olayinka and Ibrahim Olaniran
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Akinbayo, a native of Kuta-ilegbo Town, Abeokuta, Ogun State, told the Tasforce that the ‘Awawaa Boys’ is one umberella and that they only have branches in different parts of the State and that he is the leader of the group that controls Dopemu and its environs.
One of their victims of the cultists, Bunmi Adeoye, said the ‘Awawaa Boys’ had used cutlass to cut off one of her fingers when she resisted them from forcefully entering her shop for illegal security levies being charged without government backing.
Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, expressed confidence that his team would round up other notorious cultists who have been terrorizing residents of the state.
He mentioned that other terror group leaders who have been declared wanted include one Paul, a.k.a (Bouncing), the leader of ‘Nokia Group’ and Habeeb a.k.a (Oluwa) of ‘Shita Boys’ who have killed, raped and robbed innocent citizens of their valuable properties in the state.