How cultists lured slain DPO into death —Rivers CP

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The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Emeka Nwonyi, has shared insight into the murder of late Divisional Police Officer of Ahoada, Bako Angbashim.

Angbashim was murdered in cold blood by suspected cultists led by one Gift David Okpara Okpolowu, a.k.a. 2-Baba.

Consequently, the fleeing criminal gang’s members were declared wanted with N100m bounty put on their heads by Governor Siminalayi Fubar.

The latter also suspended His Majesty, Eze Cassidy Ikegbidi Eze Igbu Akoh II.

Nwonyi, during a solidarity protest by a human rights advocate, Charles Jaja, at the headquarters of the state Police Command in Port Harcourt on Monday, said Angbashim’s killers lured him into their den on the pretext of giving up their criminal activities, adding that it turned out to be a ruse to kill the gallant cop.

The CP word, “What pains me most was the idea of him (Angbashim) believing like he kept saying that these people said they were ready to surrender their guns and come out for amnesty.

“And he played to the gallery, only to know in death that these people were rather crafty in their operation and lured him for an onslaught.”

Speaking further: “We gave you (cultists) the opportunity to embrace peace, no personal interest attached than the interest we collectively have to make sure that Rivers State is peaceful.

“If you will not take it, was the option of killing this man the best? He has a family, he has children, and he has a wife. No! You have touched the lion’s tail. Those men must be caught to face the wrath of the law.

“We will be unrepentant until we put crime and criminality to its barest minimum in Rivers State.”

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