The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has declared Gift David Okpara, popularly known as 2baba wanted as a prime suspect in the gruesome murder of the late Divisional Police Officer in Rivers State, Bako Angbashim.
Nigeriacrime.com learned that Gift David Okpara was declared wanted for conspiracy, cultism and murder of SP Bako Angbashim.
It will be recalled that SP Angbashim, was the DPO of Ahoada, who was ambushed, captured and murdered by gunmen who claimed to be members of Iceland cult gang.
The dastardly killing took place in Odumude community, Ahoada East local government area of the state when the late DPO was returning from a raid of criminal hideouts with some of his men.
The IGP’s declaration was contained in a post released by the Rivers State Police Command through the spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, on Wednesday for the Commissioner of Police, Emeka Nwonyi, to implement the directive.
The release which carried the picture of the miscreant (2 Baba), listed his offences as ‘conspiracy, cultism and murder’
The brief statement reads this, “Force Directive C.I.D No.48 refers to the bulletin and gives details of rewards for the arrest of this person.
“Issued by the Authority of the Inspector-general of Police wanted Gift David Okpara, wanted by the office of the Commissioner of Police Rivers State, Police Command.
“Offences: Conspiracy, Cultism and Murder of SP Bako Angbashim, if seen, arrest and hand over to the nearest Police Station or the Office of the Commissioner of Police Rivers State.”
The statement which also contained several mobile telephone numbers, added that, “Handsome reward awaits any person(s) with information leading to his arrest.”
Group urge Rivers communities to expose killers of DPO Bako Angbashim
A group, the Law Enforcement Enhancement Programme, LEEP, has called on Rivers Communities, especially in Ahoada East Local government Area of Rivers State to work with security agencies, to expose the killers of the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ahoada Police Division, Bako Angbashim, a Superintendent of Police, who was brutally murdered by suspected cultists while on a raiding mission in the area.
LEEP in a statement by its Coordinator, Nwakanma Owhonda, in Port Harcourt, yesterday, noted that the gruesome and callous murder of the Angbashim was an affront to every citizen and resident and security agency of the state.
Owhonda charged traditional rulers, heads of community development committees and every citizen to help the police with actionable intelligence that would lead to the apprehension of the murderers.
He commended the State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, for placing an N100 million bounty on the mastermind of the dastardly act.
He said: “We cannot tolerate the burgeoning criminality that has been noticeably on the rise in the state. It is not what Rivers people have been known for. We call on the state government and the security agencies to leave no stone unturned in rooting out the evil purveyors of these sordid crimes.”
“We condole with the Nigerian Police Force and the Rivers State Police Command on the loss of this gallant police officer. Our condolences equally goes to his family and we pray that God almighty will grant them the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”