Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force arrested the notorious ‘Awawaa Boys’ deadly leader, Tobi Akinbayo a.k.a (Scorpion) and two others Muyideen Olayinka and Ibrahim Olaniran at Aluminium Village, Dopemu, Agege area of Lagos State yesterday.
The Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi while parading the three suspects yesterday confirmed that the activities of these notorious ‘Awawaa Boys’ have been given his Agency and other State Security Services sleepless nights.
He stated further that reported cases of rape, armed robbery and killing of innocent citizens by these ‘Awawaa Boys’ has become worrysome.
He confirmed that other terrorising group leaders who were at large includes 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 their valuable properties around Aluminium Village, Dopemu, Agege.
Arrested notorious ‘Awawaa Boys’ kingpin Tobi Akinbayo a.k.a (Scorpion) who lives at No. 10 Salako Street, Alluminium Village, Dopemu confessed that he and his boys raped, burgled and killed innocent citizens who confronted them during any of their 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 lives at 26, Bello Street, Dopemu, Agege on the 5th of May, 2016 at about 12 noon.
Akinbayo a.k.a (Scorpion) who is 28 years old a 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 and that he is the leader of the group that controls Dopemu and its environs.
While another trader, Mrs Bunmi Adeoye said ‘Awawaa Boys’ had used cutlass to cut on off her finger when she resisted them from forcefully entering her shop for illegal security levies being charged without any government backing.
Meanwhile, a 12-year old Miss. 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 leaving her in 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”.
Mrs. Taiwo Iyabo (46 years) of No 26, Bello Street, Dopemu, Agege the mother of the raped girl confessed that “truly they raped my daughter but as they threatened to kill me and other children if I should report to the Police I quickly took her to her late father’s house at Abeokuta for local treatment and since then she has been staying there for the safety of her life”.