Rivers’ most wanted criminal Bobisky dies hours after arrest
Suspected notorious armed robber, kidnapper and assassin, Honest Diigbara, popularly known as Bobisky ha reportedly died in police custody.
The Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan had paraded the suspect before newsmen over the weekend.
Mukan said that he was arrested in the early hours of Saturday after a tip-off.
Police sources said that a crack team of officers, in partnership with OSPAC, a local security outfit, captured Bobisky alive at his hideout in Kokoro community, Khana Local Government Area of the state.
He was, however, said to have died later from the gunshot wounds he received during the exchange of gun fire with policemen.
The suspect and his gang were reportedly linked to many cases of kidnapping, armed robbery and gruesome murder of their victims in some cases, even after collecting ransoms.
The notoriety of the suspect had compelled Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, to declare him wanted with a promise to give N30 million to anybody with information on his whereabouts.
Speaking during the parade, Mukan said the police, with the help of a vigilante group, stormed Bobisky’s hideout in a community in Tai Local Government Area of the state, where he engaged the police in a gun duel, leading to the death of some of his men, including his driver.
The CP said: “Acting on credible intelligence, the police in a combined operation with local vigilante stormed the hideout of the kidnapper at Korokoro community in Tai Local Government, and on sighting the security agencies, the wanted kidnapper opened fire, and in the exchange of gunfire, his driver was fatally injured while Boboski was arrested.
“This suspect is responsible for most of the criminal activities in the state. He was responsible for the Kidnap of Barrister Emelogu who was killed after collecting ransom. He was also responsible for the killing of a Divisional Crime Officer Afam Division, SP Moses Egbede, as well as the killing of a soldier and personnel of Civil Defence at Gio Pipeline in Ogoni last year, and the killing of two policemen at a Federal Highway at Botem, among others.”
He continues: “Let me use this medium to urge the good people of the state to continue to remain steadfast and trust in our ability to protect their lives and property while warning criminals to repent, relocate or face the full weight of the law.
“The arrest of Boboski today is a milestone for the command and victory for Ogoni people, Rivers and Nigeria at large.”