April 11, 2016 – Confession Of Awawa Cult Member: How My Brother Initiated Me Into Cultism In Agege Lagos
13-year-old boy Opeyemi John who was recently arrested alongside 20 other members of the dreaded Awawa cult group has narrated how his big brother in school forced him into cultism
In his words:
“It was on a Sunday evening at Abattoir, Agege. Ola took me to a dark room and ordered me to kneel down. In that room, I met other six members of the group already waiting for my arrival.
The cult leader, ‘Ijaomode,’ blindfolded me with a black piece of cloth and all the six members descended on me. They gave me a thorough beating. “After that, they gave me alligator pepper to chew and alcoholic drink. One of them stood up, drew a tattoo on my forehead and below my eyes as a sign of being a bona fide member of the group.
Since then, I have been going out with them for operations. I stopped going back home and started sleeping in a shanty at Abattoir.”
Johnson was arrested after he and other members of the gang attacked and robbed passers-by of bags, phones and other valuables.