- The Rivers state government has matched its promise with action over the arrest of Bobosky, the state's late wanted criminal
- Governor Nyesom Wike had promised to pay a N30 million bounty to whoever got hold of the killer
- The governor fulfilled this promise to the police after he paid the sum to the force's commissioner in the state, Joseph Mukan
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has made good his promise to pay a N30 million bounty for the arrest of the state's most wanted criminal popularly known as Bobosky.
Governor Wike, excited over the efforts of the police command in the state, paid the sum to the force's commissioner, Joseph Mukan, in Port Harcourt on Thursday, September 17, The Nation reports.
Represented by Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Tammy Danagogo, the governor assured residents in the state that he will continue to work with security agencies to root out killers and kidnappers who are bent on terrorising the people.
Speaking on behalf of Wike, Danagogo said: “Governor Wike will continue to stand by his words, as this is not the first time such redemption is occurring in the state.
"If we can recall when the governor made a promise over Don Wani, a criminal who disturbed the peace of ONELGA, all security agencies and citizenry were activated to capture him, and the pledge was also redeemed.”
The SSG expressed gratitude to the police for their gallantry as well as the informants whose efforts led to the eventual arrest of the late criminal.
He said: “I thank the police officers for the gallantry in arresting the criminals and I also thank the informants who cannot be mentioned here.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported the death of Honest Digbara, popularly known as Bobosky. He died shortly after he was arrested and paraded by the Rivers state police command on Saturday, September 12.
Legit.ng gathered that he was arrested by the police in a joint security operation with vigilante from Tai local government area of Rivers state.
Joseph Mukan, Rivers commissioner of police, said Boboski, whose driver was killed during a shootout with the police, was arrested alive.
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