King of Akoh Kingdom Arrested Following Murder of Ahoada DPO.
His Royal Majesty Eze Ikegbidi, the King of Akoh Kingdom in Rivers State, has been apprehended by the Department of State Services (DSS) in connection with the murder of the Ahoada Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Bako Angbashim. The arrest, which took place on Monday, has sent shockwaves through the region.
Bako Angbashim, a respected figure widely known for his practice of walking barefoot, met a tragic end on Friday night during an operation with his team in the area. He was brutally killed and beheaded by suspected cultists, a heinous act that has raised concerns over the security situation in the region.
This arrest comes on the heels of HRM Eze Ikegbidi’s recent suspension by the State Governor, Siminilayi Fubara.
Governor Fubara, in a stern statement, accused the monarch of relinquishing control of his territory to the notorious David Gift, commonly known as 2-Baba, and his gang. These allegations suggested that criminal activities were being allowed to thrive within the kingdom under the King’s watch.
In a remarkable move, Governor Fubara even announced a N100,000,000 bounty on the prime suspect, David Gift, indicating the seriousness with which the state government is addressing this issue.
The State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department in Port Harcourt, the state capital, is reported to have taken custody of HRM Eze Ikegbidi for further questioning.
This development has raised numerous questions about the King’s involvement in the murder case and his relationship with the alleged criminal elements operating within Akoh Kingdom.
The entire community and law enforcement agencies are now closely monitoring the unfolding situation as investigations progress. The people of Rivers State are eagerly awaiting the outcome of this high-profile case, which has sent shockwaves throughout the region.
This is a developing story, and Ejes Gist Newspaper will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.