Kayode Egbetokun, acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun has declared that no resource will be spared in ensuring the killers of Rivers Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Bako Angbashim are arrested and brought to justice.
Speaking on Thursday at a strategic meeting with Police managers, Egbetokun said those responsible for the death of the DPO have murdered sleep, hence won’t sleep anymore as well.
The Police boss also warned criminals with a penchant for killing security operatives to desist from such actions.
Recall that suspected cult members beheaded the Divisional Police Officer of Ahoada, Bako Amgbasim, in Ahoada Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe Koko, also confirmed the incident.
The cultists ambushed and killed the DPO last week Friday when he and his team raided the hideout of the deadly Icelander cult group.
Speaking on the murder of the officer, the IGP on Thursday said the killers would be brought to justice swiftly. He added that the Police Force will never be ordinary in response to the killing of its officers again and those responsible would pay dearly for their act.
“The tragic killing of a Divisional Police Officer, SP Bako Angbashim, in Rivers State is another event which serve as a stark reminder of the multi-dimensional challenges we face in maintaining security and order across our nation.
“We have mobilized efforts to ensure the perpetrators of the mindless killing of SP Bako Angbashim are brought to swift justice, while we sound a note of serious warning to those who have penchant for killing our officers to desist.
“The slain officer was known for his courageous exploits against vicious criminal elements terrorizing the communities where he served. His gruesome murder and subsequent mutilation of his body is unacceptable to us.
“The perpetrators of this heinous crime have murdered sleep and they obviously will sleep no more. They will be hunted down with all resources at our disposal. Never again shall we be ordinary in our response to the killing of our officers. These murderers will pay dearly for their callous acts,” Egbetokun said.
Information Nigeria reports that Rivers State Police Command declared one Gift David Okpara, also known as 2Baba, wanted for the murder of Angbashim.
The Command in a statement said: “This is an opportunity for you to cash out legally, The Nigeria Police Force has declared one Gift David Opara aka (2baba) wanted for the below offenses, 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.”
According to the Command, Okpara was wanted for conspiracy, cultism and murder of Angbashim with a reward from both the state governor and the Police.
Governor Siminalayi Fubara had promised a N100m reward for anyone with information that will lead to the arrest of the wanted criminal.