Gang leader threatened to shoot rivals

PUBLISHED: 15:11 03 February 2010 | UPDATED: 11:25 12 August 2010

A TEENAGE gangster who bragged on YouTube how he would shoot rivals in revenge for stabbing him is facing jail for having a loaded gun.

A TEENAGE gangster who bragged on YouTube how he would shoot rivals in revenge for stabbing him is facing jail for having a loaded gun.

Congolese immigrant Rosca Onya, 18, of Pendragon Road, Bromley, was zapped with a taser when police swooped to recover the pistol as he sat in a taxi.

The leader of the "Shower Gang" was given the electric shock because he failed to show his hands when ordered during the raid on August 5 last year, Inner London Crown Court heard.

Officers later found the same Glock 26 pistol had been used in two previous gang-related shootings.

Onya, who is known as Ross, received at least 17 stab wounds in clashes between June and December 2008, but refused to help police.

He and his street music group Blue State then made a rap video in which he waves the gang's blue bandana and warns of reprisals.

Onya boasts of how he uses MAC-10 machine guns and semi-automatic pistols and warns: "F*** a fist fight I'd rather lay you all."

Judge Austin Issard-Davies allowed the film to be played to the jury after agreeing it was "important explanatory evidence". Onya was convicted on Monday.

Months after shooting the film the teenager was delivering the firearm to Grove Park when police surrounded the car. Onya was pulled out of the car by the team of officers. Prosecutor Piers Wauchope said: "They were shouting they were armed police and for him to show his hands. He would not show his hands and he was shot in the back with a taser. He then put his hands out and was searched."

The youngster later gave investigators a statement which read: "The gun's not mine... I didn't bring that gun into the car. My prints won't be on it."

Onya denied possessing a 9mm Parabellum-calibre Glock 26 self-loading pistol with intent to endanger life, and possessing ammunition with intent to endanger life but was convicted following a trial. He denied two similar alternative counts of simple possession which have been left to lie on the court file.

He was remanded in custody ahead of sentence on March 1.

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