Police authorities in Rivers on Saturday arrested the most wanted Kidnapper in the state Honest Digbara, popularly known as Boboski but died few hours later in custody.
Governor Nyesom Wike had earlier placed a N30 million bounty on Boboski’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.
Boboski, said to have come from Nwidera, Gokana Local Government Area was nabbed at Korokoro community in Khana Local Government where he was hiding with his gang members.
It was amazing that that several gunshots could not penetrate Boboski’s body during shootout and several attempts made by Boboski to disappear was resisted by the police. The suspect, however, died from machete cuts.
Rivers Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, who confirmed this at the state police headquarters in Port Harcourt on Saturday, said the arrest of the criminal followed credible information by members of the public.
To Mukan, Boboski and his gang members were responsible for the kidnapping and killing of one Barrister Emelogu after collecting ransom.
He also blamed the group for the killing of a Divisional Police Officer in Afam Division, Moses Egbede, killing of a Civil Defense officer at Glo pipeline, the kidnap and killing of Chief Mbu of Ogu/Bolo after collecting N7million as ransom among others.
“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 is 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, killing of two Policemen at a Federal Highway at Botem among others,” he said.