Most wanted leader of ‘Awawa Boys’a notorious cult group‘Scorpion’,Finally In Police Net



Finally, operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested Toby (aka Scorpion) the most wanted leader of ‘Awawa Boys’ a notorious cult group with its stronghold in Agege area of the state.
The suspects were arrested by the police Anti-Cultism Unit led by Chief Superintendent of Police, Uduak Udom.
Also in the police net are 40 suspected armed robbery suspects who were arrested within the last one month.
Making this known yesterday was the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Zubairu Muazu while parading the suspects saying that the suspect and his group were responsible for the serial violent crimes in Agege and its environs.
The CP said:“Within the last month, the Command arrested 40 armed robbery suspects, 29 suspects for cultism, and 19 suspects for murder. Nineteen firearms and 51 live ammunition were recovered while 31 armed robbery attempts were foiled by the command.


Giving an insight on how the suspected cult leader, Scorpion was arrested, Muazu, said, Scorpion had been declared wanted by the police for over a long period of time, for murder, robbery and cult-related vices.
Muazu said the cult leader, Scorpion is the number one in the hierarchy of Awawa boys, and their strongholds are located in Agege,Dopemu, Iju, Pen Cinema, Oko Oba and its axis.
“He is the most dreaded in the hierarchy of cult leaders and his gang is responsible for series of violent crimes and social disorders in the areas earlier mentioned. Two other members of his gang, namely Balogun Jide and Dolapo were arrested. The suspects will be charged to Court.” The CP said.
However, Akintayo denied being a member of Awawa cult group. He told journalists that he does not belong to any secret society.
He said: “I am not a cultist, I am only a street boy who help to mediate among groups whenever there is any clash between them.
“I didn’t tell the police that I belongs to any cult group, I am a trained printer,” he said.
When confronted with the fact that he was being arrested for cultism the second time, Scorpion said, it is true that he was arrested but denied being a cultist.
“I believed that I am an Awawa boy because it means someone who is alive, I don’t have any position in the cult group.
Speaking on how he was arrested, he said the police arrested him, claiming there was a fight but he wasn’t part of the gang who were fight­ing.
The police however refuted what the suspected cultists said, saying he was arrested for the second time and he made a confessional state­ment.
CP Muazu further added that investigation is ongoing and Scorpion and his group members will charged to court at its conclusion.

Most wanted leader of ‘Awawa Boys’a notorious cult group‘Scorpion’,Finally In Police Net

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