Fubara to go after traditional rulers supporting cultism in Rivers
The governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara, has warned traditional rulers supporting cultism in the state to stop or he will come after them.
Fubara issued the warning via a post on X (formerly Twitter) with the Rivers state governor expressing his readiness to put an end to cultism.
“Any traditional ruler, even if he is from my place, who is supporting cultism, I assure you that as I have started with Ahoada, I will come after you,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, Fubara, on Sunday declared wanted and also placed a N100 million bounty on the head of one Mr. Gift David Okpara Okpolowu, the suspected killer of the Ahoada Divisional Police Officer, (DPO) SP Bako Angbashim.
Also declared wanted alongside Okpolowu, better known as 2-Baba, are all members of his criminal gang, according to a statement that the governor personally signed.
Governor Fubara, on Saturday, expressed grief over the gruesome murder of the gallant, dutiful police officer by suspected cultists in Ahoada East Local Council.
SP Angbashim fought and maintained peace in Ogoni Land, but was recently redeployed to Ahoada axis by the Rivers State Police Command to quell the growing crisis in the area before he was gunned down.
Fubara in a statement assured that N100 million would be given to anyone with useful information that would lead to the arrest of Okpolowu and his gang members.
The governor also suspended indefinitely the traditional ruler of the community where the incident happened, His Majesty, Eze Cassidy Ikegbidi Eze Igbu Akoh II, for alleged acts of complicity in ceding control of his territory to notorious Okpolowu and his gang to freely operate and carry out their criminal activities.
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