The Lagos Police command this weekend announced the arrest of over 46 members of the notorious Awawa cult group including six women around Agidingbi road during their usual attacks on residents.
The ruthless hoodlums, who are predominantly young boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 22, have been terrorizing Agege in the last few months. They can be identified by their signature tattoo symbol which can be seen around their eyes, hands and backs.
The notorious cult group usually move in group of hundreds, unleashing terror on residents of Agege, Ogba, Agidingbi, Ifako Ijaiye, Iyana Ipaja and Abule Egba and its environs.
According to Nation newspapaper, the suspects were arrested on Saturday morning after attacking and disposing two victims of their valuables around Akilo Agidingbi area.
The three-hour raid of the hoodlums by the men of the RRS was led by an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Timothy Ojetunde. The Police were said to have responded quickly to a distress call by the victims.
It was gathered that the suspects attempted to resist arrest by throwing broken bottles and stones at the men of the RRS and even threatened to make life unbearable for the policemen.
Dolapo Badmus, the Police Public Relations Officer PPRO confirmed the arrest stating that Awawa cult group is a violent group whose activities are under the close watch of the police. “We are after them. Their financiers and leaders are our targets, with those in our dragnet, the tide is against them,” she said.