The operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit have arrested 64 miscreants and 26 notorious cultists (Awawa Boys) in Agege area of Lagos.
The Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, who made this known, stated that the 26 notorious cultists, popularly known as “Awawa Boys” were arrested during overnight enforcement operations tagged ‘Operation Restore Sanity to Lagos’ carried out around ‘Isale-oja’, ‘Funmilayo’, ‘Ile-pako at Amoo’, ‘Orile by canal’, ‘Papa-Ashafa’, ‘Dopemu’ and ‘Old Oko-oba’ in Agege area of Lagos.
He disclosed further that criminal activities perpetrated by these various cult groups particularly the ‘Awawa Boys’ have become a serious threat to the lives of residents and innocent members of the public around the area.
CPS Egbeyemi explained that, apart from the ‘Awawa Boys’, the team also arrested some hoodlums during the overnight raid at Oshodi, describing the activities of those arrested as a threat to the well-being of residents in the State.
He said that ‘Operation Restore Sanity to Lagos’ would be a continuous exercise and will be extended to every other part of Lagos that are ‘hotspots’ for criminals and their cohorts.