A suspected member of the notorious Awawa gang, 30 year old Jimoh Sanni, alias Last Born, who specialises in harassing and raping young girls, has been arrested by operatives of Lagos State Task Force alongside 14 others after they received intelligence report on the activities of the notorious gang. The operation that got the gang apprehended took place at midnight and was led by SP Olayinka Egbeyemi.Sanni, after his arrest confessed that he has raped over five girls within the Dopemu area of Agege, Lagos State.
“I live at 4, Akinlabi Street, Agbotikuyo, in Agege. “I am from Okene in Kogi State. I am a sectional head of Awawa Boys and have raped more than five girls around Dopemu area. My gang has burgled many shops at Aluminium Village and sold Indian hemp at beer parlours and night clubs at N100 per wrap before we go for our usual night robbery operations.
“We collect N2,000 to N3,000 everyday from individual aluminium shop owner at Dopemu area and that they buy Indian hemp from another Awawa Boys kingpin named Olata, at Oloosha area at Mushin.”
The other suspects arrested alongside Sanni are 29 year old Ajayi Babatunde Lukumon; 24 year old Ajose Anthony; 32 year old Adebayo Nurudeen; 38 year old Olayemi Lasege; 23 year old Sanusi Afeez; 30 year old Popoola Fatai; 27 year old Popoola Yakubu; 20 year old Ajibade Oluwafemi; 33 year old Opeye-mi Oluwasola; 21 year old Adewunmi Oluwatobi; 25 year old Akerele Sunday; 32 year old Timothy Ogar; 21 year old Actor Amechi; 30 year old Jimoh Sanni and 27 year old Owolabi Adediran.
Alhaji Musibaudeen Popoola, 66, who is the father of two of the suspects, Popoola Fatai and Popoola Yakubu said:
“I found it extremely difficult to believe when I was told that two of my sons were among those arrested members of Awawa Boys.
“I only came, as a disciplined father, to tell them that the end has come. It is going to be a big lesson to other children that they must obey their parents.”