Rivers: Member of 2 Baba killer squad arrested, made startling revelations

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Arrested member of Iceland Cult gang led by wanted Gift David Okpara alias 2 Baba over murder of DPO SP Bako Angbashim in Rivers in camp of his leader and when he was being interrogated (top right) Below is pic of murdered DPO

By Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

A member of the notorious Iceland Cult gang led by Gift David Okpara alias 2 Baba who is wanted over the murder of SP Bako Angbashim, the Divisional Police Officer DPO Ahoada in Rivers State has been captured.

Although the Rivers State Police command is yet to officially confirm the arrest, a video showing the suspect with hands bound behind him sitting inside a tyre as he was being interrogated by some policemen has been circulating in Port Harcourt.

Answering questions from his interrogators, the suspect whose name cannot yet be confirmed, revealed that his gang leader, 2 Baba is well fortified supernaturally with charms as well as guns and ammunition.

He said the kingpin has over 40 assorted rifles in his arsenal. He also claimed that 2 Baba is well connected to some unnamed influential personalities in the state.

“I swear, won’t lie to you 2 Baba has guns. Over 40 different rifles.”

Asked how the gang leader got the the arms and ammunition, the suspect said 2 Baba usually gets in touch with his supplier through phone calls after transferring the agreed amount and members of his gang are always in the picture of negotiation.

“He will just tell us his supplier has supplied. We don’t get to know how the transactions are made”.

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The arrested suspect also confirmed that 2 Baba and members of the gang killed and dismembered the remains of SP Bako Angbashim.

But he said he did not take part in the murder of the police officer or know where his corpse was buried.

He added that 2 Baba was fortified with charms by a witch doctor from the Ogoni axis of the State.

It was learnt that the suspect was captured following an intensive manhunt by Police which began on September 8 when the Ahoada Division Police Officer was killed.

It was also gathered some other killers of the late DPO are in police custody, while some escaped with gunshot wounds as the security agencies intensified their operations.

Just last week, Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Olugbenga Adepoju, representing CP Nwonyi Polycarp Emeka, told an Ekpeye ethnic nationality group (Ahoada-East and Ahoada-West LGAs) that 2 Baba and his gang will be arrested within two weeks.

Governor Siminalayi Fubara had slammed a N100m bounty on 2 Baba and his members while the Rivers Police Command added N1m as a reward for whoever can volunteer credible information that would lead to his arrest.

At the time of filing this report SP Grace Iringe-Koko the Spokesperson for the Rivers State Police Command has not officially reacted to the arrest and the video ostensibly posted with knowledge of the Command.

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