Saturday, September 12, 2020

Most-wanted Rivers robber Bobisky dies hours after arrest


There was jubilation at the command headquarters in Port Harcourt on Saturday as men of the Rivers State Police Command arrested a most- wanted armed robber and kidnapper popularly known as Bobisky.

Governor Nyesom Wike had earlier placed a N 30 million bounty on Bobisky’ s head , saying he will reward any member of the public who can provide useful information that will lead to the arrest of the criminal .

Bobisky , whose real name is Honest Digbara , was arrested alive early Saturday at Korokoro in the Tai Local Government Area in a sting operation led by the Divisional Police Officer of Bori, Superintendent Bako Angbashim.

He was said to be attending a funeral when policemen and vigilantes acting on a tip - off stormed the area but on sighting them , he opened fire leading to a gun battle which , on the spot, claimed the life of his younger brother said to be his driver.

Bobisky, a terror to many residents in the Ogoni area of the state, has been linked to most of the criminal activities recorded in the area .

He was paraded at the headquarters of the command on Mosco Road, Port Harcourt .

He later died on the spot of multiple gunshot injuries sustained during the crossfire.

Addressing journalists , the state police commissioner, Joseph Mukan, said , “ He was arrested through credible information at Korokoro Community in Tai LGA where he was hibernating with his gang of killers .

“ On sighting the police, they engaged us and in a return fire , his driver was fatally wounded , while he was arrested alive. ”

Mukan warned criminal elements to “ repent, relocate or face the full weight of the law ” .

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