Lagos State Police Command on Monday arrested a syndicate that specialised in initiating primary and secondary school students into a confraternity group, known as AWAWA in Lagos.
The two suspected members of the gang ran out of luck after they were caught by operatives of the Gender unit of the Lagos police command to have succeeded in initiating 12 children of Egan Primary and Secondary school, in Igando, a Lagos suburb.
Confirming the incident, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Imohimi Edgal while parading the suspects said the eldest of the victims and only female, a Junior Secondary School 3 student, were the first to be initiated into AWAWA cult group.
According to Edgal, the suspect was said to have lured others in Primary 2,3,4,5 and 6 respectively, to where they were initiated.
“The oldest among the children revealed that she took the rest of the children for initiation and that the symbol on their jaws is that of the notorious Awawa boys.
”Two adult suspects behind the initiation are already in Police custody and are helping police investigation, with a view to arresting other members of the Awawa group for prosecution,” Edgal added.
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