The Bayelsa State Police Command has announced the arrest of one of the suspected killers of late Bako Angbashim, a Superintendent of Police and former Divisional Police Officer in Ahoada Division, Rivers State.
This was stated in a statement signed by CSP Asinim Butswat, the command’s Police Public Relations Officer.The suspect was identified as Onyekachi Okowa, the second in command to TuBaba of the Iceland cult group.According to the command, Ikowa was apprehended on Saturday in a hideout in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State, based on credible intelligence.
The suspect was also handed over to the Rivers State Police Command, according to the statement.
The statement read, “Police operatives in Bayelsa State have nabbed one of the killers of Late SP Bako Angbashim, former Divisional Police Officer of Ahoada Division, Rivers State.
“The suspect one Onyekachi Ikowa ‘m’ 43 years, the 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 Late SP Bako Angbashim, in September 2023.
The Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, CP Francis Iduh, has charged police operatives with locating any of his cohorts who are hiding in Bayelsa State, emphasizing that the Bayelsa Command, under his supervision, will not be a haven for criminals to hide.
The suspect has been handed over to the Rivers Police Command for further investigation.”