Following the gruesome murder of the Ahoada Divisional Police Officer, Bako Angbashim, in Rivers State, the King of Akoh Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Eze Ikegbidi, has been arrested by personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS).
NIGERIACRIME reported that some suspected cultists killed and beheaded the DPO during an operation with the deceased’s men on Friday.
The State Governor, Siminilayi Fubara, had earlier placed an indefinite suspension on the traditional ruler.
Governor Fubara had in a statement, accused the monarch of “ceding control of his territory to the notorious David Gift popularly known as 2-Baba and his gang to freely operate and carry out their criminal activities.”
The Governor had also placed a N100,000,000 bounty on the prime suspect, saying anyone with useful information that could lead to his arrest and prosecution should report to relevant authorities.
It was gathered that the monarch was later handed over to the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department in Port Harcourt, the State capital, for interrogation.
The Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Grace Iringe-Koko, when contacted, said she does not have details of the arrest but promised to revert with details later.
In another news, Justice N.U. Sadiq of the Kaduna State High Court has convicted and sentenced four internet fraudsters to five years imprisonment.
The convicts, Chinedu Prince Omeka, Adamu Eric Mendos, Daniel Andrew, and Elom Vincent Prince, were convicted on one-count charges respectively bordering on impersonation.
They all pleaded guilty when the charges were read to them during the court proceeding.
Based on their pleas, prosecuting counsel, M. Lawal and M.U Gadaka prayed the court to convict them accordingly.
Justice Sadiq, thereafter, convicted and sentenced three of the convicts to two years imprisonment with an option of a fine of N150,000.00 respectively, while Elom Vincent Prince was sentenced to three years imprisonment with an option of a fine of N150,000.00.
The judge ordered Omeka to forfeit one iPhone 11 to the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Mendos also forfeited one iPhone 11, Andrew forfeited one iPhone 12 and restituted the sum of $120 to his victim, while Prince forfeited one iPhone 6s to the government.
He was also ordered to restitute the sum of $50 to the victim through the EFCC.
The convicts started their journey to the Correctional Centre when operatives of the Kaduna Zonal Command of the EFCC arrested them at Barnawa, Janruwa and Unguwan Mai Gero axes of Kaduna for internet-related offences. They were later prosecuted and convicted.