Crime Watch

Police declare ‘2Baba’ wanted over Rivers DPO’s killing

The Nigeria Police has declared a suspect, Gift David Okpara, popularly known as 2Baba, wanted over the gruesome murder of Bako Angbashim, Divisional Police Officer of Ahoada in Rivers State.

CorrectNG reported that gunmen suspected to be cultists killed the DPO on Friday in Ahoada local government area.

Governor Siminalayi Fubara had announced a N100 million bounty on the prime suspect and members of his gang.

Similarly, the state police command, in a post on its official X platform on Wednesday, declared the suspect wanted for “conspiracy, cultism and murder.

“The Nigeria Police Force has declared one Gift David Opara aka (2baba) wanted for the below offences, 101 million naira bounty has been placed on him by the Rivers State Gov and The NPF. Give us info and cash out from us,” the post added.

It was gathered that the slain senior police officer died during a shoot-out between police operatives and the cultists believed to be members of Icelanders at a suspected cultists’ camp in Odeimude community, Ahoada-East LGA.

Angbasim, a Superintendent of Police, was the DPO in-charge of Bori Police Division before his redeployment to Ahoada-East, to assist in curbing the rising insecurity occasioned by activities of cult groups in both Ahoada-East and Ahoada-West local government areas of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident on Saturday. She said one of the slain DPO’s informant was injured during the shootout and is receiving medical attention.