Niger Delta: A man who claimed to be Pere Fiofori and who has been declared wanted by the police in Rivers State yesterday called THISDAY to claim that he actually killed the leader of the outlaws, Mr. Soboma George, for threatening his life. Pere, who said he was talking to THISDAY to state his own side before the Commissioner of Police, Suleiman Abba, “kills me”.
He alleged that he fell out with George, his former boss, when he sent them to kill the former Deputy Governor of Bayelsa, State, Peremobowei Ebebi, and gave them three rifles with which to do the job but when they refused to carry out the assignment, he threatened to kill them.
He said in pidgin English: “I am Pere Fiofori, the person wey the Commissioner of Police declare wanted for killing Soboma George. Yes, na me gangan kill am. I shoot am with the gun he give us. He said we should kill Ebebi, former Deputy Governor of Bayelsa, but we refuse since the thing fall outside amnesty period.
“He gave us three rifles to kill Ebebi but as we refuse, and he started to threaten us. He killed one of us Godswill Worlu alias small boy danger or Kefas at Cassablanca in GRA, till now we never see on or his moto. He went with his boys wey wear SARS uniform. That boy submitted 49 AK 47 rifles during the amnesty time.
“All the bad bad things and high killing of people in Rivers State na Soboma George dey do am. Na him kill Charles Nsiegbe at Chris Tower with some of his boys wey wear police uniform. Na him kill Amadi Wali, the Uniport CSO say him carry soldiers come him house. Since that time, he has used his boys called Peter, Olu Araba and George to harass and kill innocent people.
“Police for SARS for Borokiri dey work with am and anybody wey him wan down, dem go help am but the thing wey I wan tell you be say na with the gun him give us na him I take kill am and the three rifles are still with me.”
Pere also alleged that George was behind the killing of Sotonye Briggs, the head of Vikings at Bonny Street, on the ground that he was not respecting him.
On how THISDAY would know that he is real, he said he would have come to meet with the reporter if not that he is now in hiding, disclosing that he keeps his phones off and would only be the one to call when the need arises.
He also admitted that the other people named by the police were with him in the same place but that they contacted THISDAY to let the world know what happened.He would not say if they would submit themselves to the police.
The police had, after announcing the death of Soboma, disclosed that they had recovered his body and named some of his former lieutenants as those behind the killing.
Although George headed Outlaws, the police said he was killed by a splinter group from the Icelanders.