Lagosians Cry for Help as Hoodlums Terrorise Community.

by John Ojewale
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Landlords and residents of Agbotikuyo, Oke Koto and Fashola in the Agege area of Lagos have cried out over the activities of  Hoodlums known as ‘Awawa Boys.’ According to the report, the miscreants usually operate in the morning and at night, attacking passersby and residents unchallenged.

The nefarious activities of the miscreants were reported in November 2023. However, the Lagos State Police Command took action by going after the hoodlums.

But residents said that the miscreants have since regrouped and resumed their activities in the community.

Punch Metro sighted some of the miscreants on Monday on Fashola Street as they were stopping motorists and passersby and collecting money and other valuables from them.

A member of the Adegbola Community Development Association in Agege, Oluwadamilola Maxwell, said the boys have become more emboldened.

Maxwell attributed the problem to the fact that whenever they are arrested, they are later released on bail.


cc: The Punch

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