Bursted: Notorious Lagos Awawaa Boys Arrested By Task Force
The arms of the Lagos State Task Force arrested The notorious deadly leader of the Awawaa Boys and two others at Aluminium Village in Dopemu, Lagos State today.
Today the Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, has confirmed that the operatives of the force have arrested the recorded notorious Awawaa Boys’ leader, Tobi Akinbayo a.k.a (Scorpion) and 2 others – Muyideen Olayinka and Ibrahim Olaniran, at Aluminium Village, in the Dopemu, Agege area of Lagos State.
While parading the 3 suspects earlier today, the SP confirmed that activities of these notorious ‘Awawaa Boys’ have been giving his Agency and other State Security Services a sleepless night, adding that reported cases of r*ped, armed robbery and killing of innocent citizens by the group had become worrysome.
SP Olayinka disclosed that the Agency received a lot of petitions about activities of these Awawaa Boys and that he directed the Surveillance Unit of the Agency to closely monitor thier activities at different parts of the State in which has greatly assisted in their arrest around Aluminium Village, Dopemu in Agege.
He confirmed that other terrorising groups’ leaders who were at large include one Paul a.k.a (Bouncing) leader of ‘Nokia Group’ and Habeeb a.k.a (Oluwa) of‘Shita Boys’ who have killed, raped and robbed innocent citizens of thier valuable properties around Aluminium Village, Dopemu, Agege.
Arrested Awawaa Boys’ kingpin, Tobi Akinbayo a.k.a Scorpion, confessed that he and his boys raped, burgled and killed innocent citizens who confronted them during any of thier operations around Dopemu area. “We sell Indian hemp to commercial bus drivers and area boys around Dopemu and it’s environs”.
He confessed further that they forcefully raped one Miss Rufia Ogunbowale the daughter of one Mrs Taiwo Iyabo who in Dopemu, Agege on the 5th of May, 2016 at about 12 noon.
The 28-year-old native of Kuta-ilegbo Town, Abeokuta, Ogun State said that‘Awawaa Boys’ is one unberella and that they only have branches at different parts of the State, adding that he is the leader of the group that controls Dopemu and it’s environs.
A trader, Mrs Bunmi Adeoye said these ‘Awawaa Boys’ had used cutlase to cut one of her finger when she resisted them from forcefully entering her shop for illegal security levies being charged without any government backing.
A 12-year-old Rufia Ogunbowale who was raped said Tobi Akinbayo a.k.a (Scorpion) jumped through the fence to enter their room on that faithful day while her mother went to the market and tied her mouth with the scarf on her head and raped her with a pool of blood after.
She said her mother who could not do anything because of fear of being attacked quickly took her to Abeokuta where she was treated and that since then she has been living in Abeokuta at her late father’s house.
According to Miss Rufia Ogunbowale who was raped, “Tobi Akinbayo a.k.a (Scorpion) threatened to kill my mother if she dare report them to any security Agencies including the Nigerain Police”.