A notorious gangster who has made life difficult for Lagosians has been shot dead in a shootout with the police.
A notorious gang leader that was said to hold sway in the Ebute-Meta and Oyingbo areas of Lagos State, has been shot dead during an exchange of gun fire with the police in the area.
It was gathered by witnesses that the gangster who was known as Sunday Terror, was so notorious that h was feared by many during his reign.
He was reportedly shot dead on Monday, January 25, on Ondo Street in the Oyingbo area after he had been declared wanted for several robbery attacks in the state, especially a robbery which he led on New Year's day at the Okobaba area where his second-in-command, identified as Isiaka, was shot dead.
Sunday Terror mt his doom when he allegedly led his gang to unleash violence on residents of Ondo Street during which he exchanged fire with policemen who went to the scene.
A police source said he was shot several times before he finally died, as many bullets did not penetrate his body.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the gang leader’s death, adding that the command would continue to ensure safety of lives.
“The men of the Denton division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, responded to a distress call in the area and they had an exchange of fire with the suspect. He died in the shootout.”
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