Police arrest Rivers council chair over alleged link with late gangster, Boboski
The chairman of Gokana Local Government Council, Hon. Paul Vidag Kobani has been arrested by men of the Rivers state police command over the alleged link with the late notorious leader of a criminal gang which operated in the Ogoni communities of the State, Honest Diigbara, aka Boboski.
Recall that the Police had arrested Boboski over weekend after N30 million ransom was placed as bounty on his head.
It was learnt that a team of policemen with the support of the local vigilante group after being briefed had traced Boboski to a wake keep ceremony where he was arrested alongside his deputy, who was identified to be his immediate younger brother after a gunfire exchange with the police.
The notorious gang leader, Boboski reportedly died from gunshot wounds a few hours after he was paraded before journalists by the police.
The chairman of Gokana Local Government Council was also arrested in the early hours of Thursday from his residence after a prolonged, discreet investigation by undercover detectives of the Command who had been on the trail of late Boboski and his associates.
Reacting to the development, the Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Nnamdi Omoni also confirmed the arrest.
He said crack detectives are investigating the Chairman to authenticate allegations of his alleged link to the notorious gang leader.
The Rivers State Government had on Thursday redeemed the N30 million bounty it placed on the head of Boboski for information that lead to his arrest.
Rivers Police Commissioner, Joseph Mukan, had while speaking on a live programme on Silverbird Television on Wednesday revealed that the Command had identified prominent Rivers citizens responsible for proliferation of cultism in the state and that they will be brought to book as nobody is above the law.
He also assured the state Government, while receiving the N30 million bounty placed on the head of Boboski on Thursday that other members of the notorious gang will be tracked down and arrested.