Resident of certain parts of Ogoniland jubilated on Saturday morning as news separated in that officials of the Rivers State Police Command have captured Honest Diigbara, otherwise known as Boboski, a famous leader of a kidnap and armed robbery gang.
Boboski was affirmed to be behind various abominations in the territories for a long time.
The pack chief had been on the police watch-list for a considerable length of time and had abundance of N30 million put on his head by Governor Nyesom Wike.
He was captured in the early hours of Saturday, in a sting by the police, with help of a nearby security outfit.
He was captured alongside his second in Command. He likewise continued wounds during a weapon duel with cops.
“He was arrested through credible information at Korokoro Community in Tai Local Government Area , where he was hibernating with his gang of killers.
“On sighting the Police they engaged us and in a returned fire, his driver was fatally wounded, while he was arrested alive,” Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan announced in a press statement he signed.
Mukan enumerated some of the alleged atrocities of the crime kingpin:
- kidnap of Barrister Emelogu who was killed even after his gang collected ransom
- the kidnap and killing of a police officer, SP Moses Egbede after collecting ransom
- killing of a soldier and a personnel of NSCDC at Gio pipeline, Ogoni last year.
*The Kidnap of Chief Mbu of Ogu/Bolo for N7 million ransom
- the killing of two police officers attached to the Federal Highway after their rifles were taken at Botem, Ogoniland.
“The Command uses the opportunity to urge the people of the State to continue to remain steadfast and trust in the ability of the Police to protect their lives and property”, Mukan said.
He also asked criminals to repent, relocate or face the full wrath of the law.
“The arrest of Boboski today is a milestone for the Command and Victory for the Ogoni people, Rivers and Nigeria at large,” Mukan added.