Police operatives in Bayelsa State have nabbed one of the suspected killers of SP Bako Angbashim, a former Divisional Police Officer of Ahoada Division, Rivers State, Vanguard Newspaper reports.
Angbashim was beheaded by suspected cultists in September.
Spokesman for Bayelsa Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed this in a statement yesterday.
He said: “The suspect, one Mr Onyekachi Ikowa’,43 years, and 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 SP Bako Angbashim in September 2023.”
“The state Commissioner of Police, Francis Iduh, has charged police operatives to fish out any of his cohorts who may be hiding in Bayelsa, noting that the command under his watch would not be a safe haven for criminals to hide.”
The suspect, according to Butswat, has been handed over to the Rivers Police Command for further investigation.