July 19, 2024

July 19, 2024

Just In: Police Exhume Body of 2Baba, Suspected Killer Of Rivers DPO

There was drama on Friday as the decomposing body of the wanted cult leader, Gift Okpara also known as 2 Baba, the prime suspect in the murder of former Divisional Police Officer, Bako Angbashim, arrives at the headquarters of the Rivers State Police Command, Moscow Road, Port Harcourt.

A team of policemen brought the body in a white open Hilux vehicle around 11:06 am, as operatives and visitors at the command jostled to catch a glimpse of the wanted Iceland cult leader’s corpse.

Briefing journalists on Friday, Disu said, “I am here today to provide you with an update on a significant operation conducted by the Rivers State Police Command. On Friday, February 23, 2024, based on credible information, our tactical operatives successfully located the shallow grave of Gift Okpara ‘M,’ also known as 2baba, a notorious Iceland cult leader in Ebrass, Ahoada West, Rivers State. We were able to recover the corpse of 2baba, who was responsible for the brutal murder of former DPO Ahaoda Division, late SP. Bako Angbashim on September 8, 2023, in Odumude community, Ahaoda East Local Government Area.


“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who played a part in this operation, particularly our dedicated tactical teams and the IRT special team. I would also like to extend special thanks to the Nigerian Airforce for their invaluable support. Their aerial strike on 2baba’s camp on February 10 resulted in significant casualties among the gang, which facilitated our subsequent operations.


“Furthermore, I would like to acknowledge and thank the Governor of Rivers State, Similaye FABURA, for his unwavering support throughout this operation. His commitment to maintaining law and order in our state is commendable.


“I want to take this opportunity to commend the officers involved in this operation. They have shown extraordinary dedication and resilience. Their hard work and perseverance were driven by the expectations of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, PhD, NPM, who sought success in bringing 2baba and his gang to justice.


“I would like to express my gratitude to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, for his unwavering support and invaluable advice throughout this operation. His guidance and leadership have been instrumental in our efforts to combat criminality and maintain peace and security in Rivers State.


“It is crucial for our citizens to recognize the importance of collaboration and support in our fight against crime. We urge the public to continue providing us with timely and accurate information that can aid in identifying and apprehending criminals. Together, we can create a safer environment for all.


“I want to assure the residents of Rivers State that the Rivers State Police Command remains committed to the safety and security of our state. We will continue our operations to apprehend other members of 2baba’s gang and dismantle any remaining criminal networks. We call on the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the appropriate authorities.”

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