Two residents of Satellite town in Lagos were feared killed during a bloody attack by a dreaded criminal gang that usually terrorize the area and environs.
Authoritative source revealed that the deceased met their death while residents made resistance to the attack by the dreaded bandits.
The Source added that the remains of the deceased have been taken away to an unknown place.
Meanwhile, it was learnt that the Police have been making several efforts to apprehend the gang members for months now but detectives arrested the suspected leader of the dreaded criminal gang terrorizing Satellite town and environs.
The leader of the dreaded bandits was apprehended by the Police when the gang launched a fresh attack on some residents of the area that resisted being extorted.
Trouble was said to have started after members of the gang stormed a warehouse in Abule-Osun with the intention of extorting money from the owner but the attempt was resisted leading to fierce battle.
It was gathered that the Area Commander of FESTAC Police Area Command, ACP Halilu Muawiya swiftly swung into action and ordered the Divisional Police Officer in-charge of Satellite Police station, CSP Chike Oti to personally lead a team to quell the raging crisis.
The arrested middle-aged leader of the gang identified as Yusuf and popularly called Prince, is said to be the son of a man that claims to be the Oba of Oguntade village in Satellite town.
His arrest triggered wild jubilation by residents who had been subjected to killings, extortion, harassment and intimidation for long by the gang.
Described generally as a combatant warrior, the arrested suspect had also spearheaded series of attacks on truck and tanker drivers plying Abule-Ado, Abule-Osun, Alakija, VinNiger, some parts of FESTAC, old OJO road, Satellite town, the expressway from Mile2 to Trade Fair complex, etc.
They were also alleged to have been coordinating robbery attacks on motorists plying the expressway especially at night during gridlocks in the area.
It was learnt that the police have had several deadly encounters with the vicious gang led by the arrested suspect and each time, they escaped to their hideout in Badagry.
They often involve in fighting , which leads to bloodletting only to strike again when the coast becomes clear for them. This led to gang leader being declared wanted by the Police last year.
Sources in the neighborhood also disclosed that series of petitions about the deadly exploits of the gang were sent to different police formations in the state without action taken to call them to order.
Happy residents of the area alleged that the suspect and his gang members were responsible for the attacks and forceful confiscation of many properties belonging to people in the area who failed to be extorted of huge sums of money.
According to sources, they were the people that carted away goods and properties worth millions of Naira after breaking into the warehouse of a popular movie maker, Gabosky Okoye, early this year.
“They also nearly killed another businessman who refused to pay the N10m levy they illegally imposed on his warehouse by subjecting him to series of torture and beatings leading to his being flown overseas where he has been staying permanently on wheelchair as a result of the injuries he sustained”, the source added.
It was further gathered that the gang, last year, abducted six policemen from the Police headquarters who came to the area for surveillance, subjecting them to hours of flogging and punishment before carting away their weapons. Some policemen from Satellite division later succeeded in retrieving the weapons after pacifying them.
Furthermore, it was gathered that the gang also invaded Oriade Local government headquarters after their officials went to work in Oguntade community and unleashed mayhem in their offices but no official action was taken against them.
The Police spokesman, Lagos Command, SP Bala Elkana confirmed the arrest of the notorious gang leader and stated that they are compiling all his exploits in preparation to charge him to court.