Bayelsa State Police Command has announced that its operatives have arrested one of the suspected killers of the former Divisional Police Officer, Ahoada Division, Rivers State, late Bako Angbashim.
This was made known in a statement signed by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Asinim Butswat and issued on Saturday, November 18.
Recall that Angbashim, a Superintendent of Police, had led his men to raid criminal hideouts in Odemude community, Ahoada West Local Government Area of the state on September 8, 2023, when a dreaded cult group led by Okpara ambushed them, opened fire and eventually captured Angbashim, decapitated his body and filmed their action.
The suspect was identified as Onyekachi Okowa, who is the second in command to TuBaba of the Iceland cult group.
According to the statement, Ikowa was arrested in a hideout in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, on Saturday following credible intelligence.
It added that the suspect had been handed over to the Rivers State Police Command.
The statement read, “Police operatives in Bayelsa State have nabbed one of the killers of Late SP Bako Angbashim, former Divisional Police Officer of Ahoada Division, Rivers State.
“The suspect one Onyekachi Ikowa ‘m’ 43 years, the second in command to TuBaba of the dreaded Icelander cult group, was arrested on 18 November 2023 based on credible intelligence that he was hibernating in Yenagoa after participating in the callous murder of Late SP Bako Angbashim, in September 2023.
“The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command CP Francis Iduh has charged police operatives to fish out any of his cohorts who are hiding in Bayelsa State, he stressed that the Bayelsa Command under his watch would not be a haven for criminals to hide.”
“The suspect has been handed over to the Rivers Police Command for further investigation.”