Police Parades Suspected Killers Of APC Chieftain Cultists Kidnappers
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November 4, 2016 ( Post 1 )
The Rivers State Police Command has paraded the suspected killers of an All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain in Ikwerre Local Government Area.
The Police also showed the dismembered body of the APC politician, Ebubedike Wabali, who was reported missing around Isiokpo in January this year.
Also paraded before newsmen at the Police Command Headquarters in Port Harcourt are four suspected killers of Port Harcourt-based human rights lawyer, Ken Atsuwete.
The Commissioner of Police, Francis Odesanya paraded a total of forty-nine suspects who were arrested in various operations against criminals across the State.
Recounting the gains made by the Police, CP Odesanya said the suspected killers of Ebubedike Wabali were led by two cult leaders in Ikwerre Local Government Area who were granted amnesty by the Rivers State Government last Friday.
The Police Commission also disclosed that one fifteen-year old student of Mgboshimini Secondary School, identified as Ipalibo was arrested with a locally-made gun on his way to school.
CP Francis Odesanya assured that the Rivers State Police Command will not relent in its onslaught against criminals in the state.
He said the mission of police wa to ensure that the people of Rivers State were protected from criminals.
According to him, “We have raised the bar and we pledge to do more giving the support of all and sundry.
“It is on this note, gentleman that I hereby humbly present to you some of the significant breakthroughs we have recorded in the last one month.
“On 27/09/2016, the Command’s Tactical Units and the IGP’s Monitoring Unit arrested the following Persons: Chibuike James Okwuonu Amuzuo, Amadi Nathaniel Akokpe, Ezims Aleru, Junior Aleru. The suspects confessed to have carried out the operation that led to the death of Barrister Ken Atsuwete a Port Harcourt based human right lawyer, who was killed on the 29thday of August, 2016 at Omuchiolu Road Aluu.
“They also confessed to have carried out the attack at Rumuji Police Station. They are helping the Police in Investigation at the IGP’s Monitoring Unit.
“On the 17/10/2016, the Leader of the dreaded Icelander cult group popularly known as ‘Shina Rambo’ who led the cult group that killed a Police sergeant, SGT. Tunde Ojekemi, later died as a result of the gunshot wounds he sustained during the encounter that led to the death of the sergeant. He was quickly buried in a shallow grave at the Egbema Water front Borikiri, by his cult members. On receipt of the information the Police Mobilized to the scene and exhumed the corpse. The underlisted cultists were arrested in connection with the case. They are: Godday Bright, Loveday Simon, Gift Isreal.
“Also the two snatched Rifles, AK47 Rifle No. AB 350465 and one Pump action gun have been recovered by the Police.
“The arrested suspects are helping the Police in the Investigation
“On the 22/10/2016, The IGP’s Monitoring Unit led by CSP Ben Igweh through credible intelligence arrested the following persons: Alex Oburu (General and Leader of the Gang), Stanley Daniel, Kelvin Ntanta, Goodluck Nwaobakata.
“The suspects are among the six gun men that are terrorizing ONELGA and Ahoada LGAS and are the same gang that kidnapped eighteen passengers of ONELGA links were they burnt the ONELGA office complex and the bus and took the eighteen passengers hostage. They also kidnapped one Ekezie, the driver to the former chairman of ONELGA Mr. Raymond Wokocha, collected one million naira ransom and still killed the driver.
“The body of the driver has been exhumed. The gang also kidnapped fourteen Nest Oil workers and are also responsible for the kidnap of an accountant one Tabolayefa Ozagu, who was kidnapped along Ahoada Mbaima road. Following a tip off the IGP unit arrested them after receiving the ransom of N840.000.00 which was recovered from them.
“On 25/09/2016, acting on intelligence the IGP monitoring unit smashed a gang of notorious kidnappers led by one Amadi Nkasiobi alias Italian. The gang is responsible for the criminal activities around Ubima/Ishiokpo/ Ibaa/Obelle/Ogbodo/Elele/Omerelu and Aluu.
“On storming the camp at Isiokpo, the gang attacked the Police and were over powered. One Chika Amadi was arrested and he identified the SKULL of Late Ebubedike Wabali ‘m’ who was a leader of Degbam cult who was brutally killed by Amadi Nkasiobi alias Italian. Items recovered includes; Late Ebubedike Skull, Locally Formulated Charms, Local Drums.
“On 12/10/16 at about 1415 Hrs acting on credible intelligence, one Daniel Gabriel ‘m’ 23yrs who confessed to have carried out 15 kidnapping cases and mentioned all his gang members. In an operation that lasted more than 8 hours, the following gang members were arrested.
“In the period under review the Command’s Anti-Cultism Unit arrested the Following Persons who have confessed to belonging to different cult groups in the state.
“The command under my watch will continue to be professional and focused in the discharge of our constitutional mandate. We promise to do even better, especially as we approach the yuletide season.”
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