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Bayelsa Police apprehends suspected killer of former Rivers DPO


Men of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested  one of the suspected killers of Late SP Bako Angbashim, former Divisional Police Officer of Ahoada Division, Rivers State.

In a statement released  November 18, the spokesperson of the command, CSP Buswat Asinim, said the suspect, one Onyekachi Ikowa ‘43’ who is the said to be the second in command to 2Baba of the dreaded Icelander cult group, was arrested on November 18, 2023, based on credible intelligence that he was hibernating in Yenagoa after participating in the gruesome murder of Late SP Bako Angbashim, in September 2023.

Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command, CP Francis Iduh has charged Police Operatives to fish out any of his cohorts hiding in the state and stressed that the Bayelsa Command under his watch would not be a safe haven for criminals to hide.

Suspected cultists on Friday, September 8, killed SP Bako Angbashim. The deceased police boss and his men were engaged in a fierce gun battle with a notorious cult leader in the area called 2baba and his gang when they reportedly ran out of ammunition. In the absence of any reinforcements, the policemen beat a tactical retreat but unfortunately, the DPO who had suffered bullet wounds during the exchange was captured by the cultists. In a gory video believed to have been released by the cultists, the dismembered remains of Mr Bako could be seen, while a voice could be heard mocking him.

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