Thugs Attack Satellite Town, Destroy Properties Worth Millions Of Naira

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On Saturday, thugs rampaged Satellite town, destroying everything  in their path. They were more than 100 and they destroyed properties worth millions of  Naira.

According to reports, The Thugs were said to have demanded millions of naira from shop owners and landlords to renew their ownership of the properties.

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The  shop owners and landlords refused to pay the money, which the thugs demanded from them.

The thugs were lead by a community leader.

According to Punch News, Their source  who is a police officer said that when the landlords and shop owners refused to pay, the thugs started destroying houses, warehouses and shops in the area worth over millions of Naira.

CSP Chike Oti,  the Divisional Police Officer of Satellite Town led policemen to stop the thugs and were successful in the arrest of five thugs.

Though the identities of those arrested were unknown as of press time, a police source at the Area ‘E’ Command, FESTAC Town, said the thugs were in the custody of a local chief.

Thugs destroyed  a warehouse located on No. 470 old Ojo Road, trucks and cars parked by the roadside.

Uche Ezeudo who is also a resident of Satellite Town said the thugs overpowered the policemen, who came to rescue the victims.

Ezeudo added that the heavily armed thugs invaded shops, especially the warehouse belonging to a pioneer moviemaker, Igwe Gabosky Okoye, and looted electronics, assorted drinks, sport equipment and other things from  the warehouse.

Ezeodu said, “We later heard that the hoodlums were sent by a traditional ruler to destroy warehouses, especially the one belonging to Gabosky, for refusing to pay N15m demanded as settlement for the said property.

“All attempts by Gabosky to show the thugs his Federal Government’s Certificate of Occupancy with number 23/23/77 registered at the Federal Land Registry, Lagos, in 1995, fell on deaf ears.”

 

 

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