The police in Rivers State have arrested one of the suspects linked to the murder of the slain DPO, Mr Bako Angbashim.
Naija News recounts that Angbashim was brutally murdered by a group of suspected cult members who laid ambush for him.
The late police officer, on September 8, led his men to raid criminal hideouts in the Odemude community in Ahoada West Local Government Area of the state, when a dreaded cult group led by ‘2 Baba’ ambushed them, captured Angbashim, cut his body into pieces and filmed it. A video of his cut head and other parts went viral on social media.
However, even after the Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, placed a bounty of N100 million on the leader of the gang, it took a couple of days before the police made any arrests.
Confirming the suspect’s arrest, the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, in a statement on Wednesday, said the suspect in their custody is part of the gang that brutally murdered Angbashim earlier this month.
The Rivers police said the suspect was about to be lynched by the youths before police operatives came to the rescue.
Iringe-Koko submitted that “The Rivers State Police operatives on Monday, 25/09/2023 at about 19:43hrs acting on actionable information received that in Edoaha Community in Ahoada East, one of the suspects who brutally killed SP Bako Angbashim was about to be lynched to death by an angry mob.
“Subsequently, a team of policemen swung into action to rescue the suspect who was about to be burnt with a tyre on his neck. He was rescued and brought to the station, where he made a useful statement.
“He was later transferred to SCID for discreet investigation with a view to apprehend the fleeing kingpin, his gang members, and to recover their operational weapons.”
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