Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has redeemed the N30million bounty he placed on suspected notorious criminal popularly known in the underworld as Bobosky.
KanyiDaily recalls that last year Governor Wike promised to pay thirty million naira to anybody with information that could lead to the arrest of Bobosky.
Rivers State Police Command finally arrested the notorious criminal last week, and he died shortly after his capture at the Command’s headquarters in Port Harcourt.
Governor Wike finally redeemed his bounty by presenting a cheque to the Commissioner of Police Mr. Joseph Mukan on Thursday, September 17, 2020.
While presenting the check, the governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Tammy Danagogo, said he was elated that the police and members of the public worked assiduously to ensure the arrest of the criminal.
“Governor Wike will continue to stand by his words, as this is not the first time such redemption is occurring in the state.
“If we can recall when the Governor made a promise over Don Wani, a criminal who disturbed the peace of ONELGA, all security agencies and citizenry were activated to capture him, and the pledge was also redeemed”.
He thanked the Police and members of the public for their belief in Wike’s promise to reward all whistleblowers.
“I thank the police officers for the gallantry in arresting the criminals and I also thank the informants who cannot be mentioned here”, he said.
In his remarks, Mukan thanked the governor for fulfilling his promise stressing that it was not an easy task as the police exhibited professionalism throughout the operation, that led to the arrest of Bobosky.
After describing the governor as a promise keeper, the Commissioner added that the late kidnapper killed a major police informant before he was arrested.
“I am glad to inform you that today (Thursday) His Excellency redeemed that pledge he placed as bounty on Boboski.
“He released the sum of N30m as he promised to the command to get it across to the informants who assisted the police in the arrest of Boboski,” he stated.
Mukan said a herbalist who had been providing the command with vital information was killed by Boboski.
“Only God knows how Boboski located the man. This bounty will go a long way to support the family of that man,” Mukan said.
The commissioner said another informant had been successfully relocated to Port Harcourt so that he would not be killed. He promised to capture the remaining members of the Bobosky gang, and also the so-called VIP and his gang terrorizing the Ahoada axis of the state.
KanyiDaily recalls that Governor Wike had also placed a 5million bounty for the arrest of PDP uouth leader, Mr Princewill Osaroejiji, over his alleged involvement in criminal activities in Rivers state.