The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State have arrested 22 teenagers for robbery, stealing and cultism(Photos)

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The 22 teenagers, amongst whom are four female, were
arrested for allegedly involved in separate incidences of
robbery, stealing and cultism around Agege and its
The two leaders of the first gang, which consist of eight
members, Babatunde, 15 and Tayo, 15, were arrested on
last Thursday, at about 11:30 p.m. in Mulero, Agege for
assaulting and robbing one Aladegbo Abidemi with an axe,
and snatching her Blackberry Z10.
The suspects were reported to have given out other
members of the gang the following day. Other members of
the gang arrested included: Matthew, 18; Sakiru, 16;
Ganiyu,13; Reliwan, 15; Ibrahim, 15 and Kudus, 15.
According to their victim, Aladegbo Abidemi, female, 26,
“I was coming from work. I decided to pass through
Mulero to link the closest bus stop around 10:00 p.m. I
sensed my phone ringing and I picked it. Just few seconds
while on the call, I noticed some young boys about 12
swarming like bees towards me.
I ran but I fell down. They rough handled me, threatened
me with an axe and took my phone. They retreated and
abandoned me inside the gutter.
A couple of minutes after standing up, I saw RRS patrol
vehicle. I reported the incident and showed them the
direction they went. They gave them hot chase, and arrested
them with my phone”.
The second gang, consisting of 10 male and four females
were picked-up at Abattoir on Monday at about 02:35 am,
after three of them had earlier been arrested in Computer
Village, Ikeja, for stealing mobile phones.
It was gathered that the trio, Sulaimon, 13; Godwin, 19 and
Sunkanmi, 15, entered a phone stall and pretended they
wanted to buy a phone.
They walked out again after inspecting the phone only for
the stall owner to realise that two phones were missing.
They were however caught on their way going.
It was learnt that during interrogation at the RRS’
headquarters, three of them owned up to be members of
Eiye Confraternity.
The names of other gang members arrested included:
Taiwo, 17; Rotimi, 17; Lateef, 19; Tunde, 17; Bolawatife,
15; kayode, 15; Olamide ,15.
Other members of the gang who are female included:
Olamide, 19; Agnes, 14; Ayo, 15 and Ope, 16.
All the suspects have been transferred to the State Police
Command, Ikeja, for further investigations.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo
Badmos, confirmed the arrest of the teenagers. She stated
that the Commissioner of Police summoned the parents of
the children and he has ordered that the teenagers be sent
for rehabilitated without delay.
She added that the arrest of the suspects was an eye-opener
to the challenges of crime fighting and breakdown of
family values.

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