Two members of a sect who specialize in initiating young people in primary and secondary school into Awawa cult group in the Igando area of Lagos have been apprehended by the Lagos State Police Command.
The syndicate was unraveled after a long list of children were getting lured into cultism, and the teacher of guidance and counseling in the school found out from a pupil that had an incision on the jaw. The pupil confessed to receiving the mark on the day of his initiation.
It was gathered that the new set of initiations was begun with a young girl in Junior Secondary school who was tasked with bringing more children into the confraternity group.
Pupils ranging from primary 2 to 6 were serially initiated and about twelve of them fell victim to the cult.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal confirmed the incident and gave report on the arrest of key suspects in the operation.
“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,” CP Edgal said.
Among all the affected pupils, only one of them is female while the rest are boys.