Police Vow To Prosecute Rivers Cops’ Killers

….We Will Not Rest Until Justice is Served – CP

The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, CP Nwonyi Polycarp Emeka has expressed deep determination to bring the killer of the DPO, Ahoda Division, SP Bako Angbashim to justice.

According to a press release on Saturday by the spokesperson of the Rivers State Police Command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, said that in an unfortunate incident on the evening of September 8, 2023, the DPO of Ahoda Division, SP Bako Angbashim, displayed exemplary courage during a mission to combat criminal activities in the Odumude Area of Ahoada East Local Government Area in Rivers State.

“SP Bako Angbashim, alongside his dedicated team, embarked on a raid of known criminals blackspots in the region. The operation led to the pursuit of criminals from their concealed hideouts. Tragically, as they were returning from this operation, they were ambushed by a significant number of criminals who opened fire on the brave officers, SP Iringe-Koko, said.

She further said that in the face of this adversity, SP Bako Angbashim valiantly held his ground, while his men, depleted of ammunition, made a tactical retreat. Regrettably, during this engagement, SP Bako Angbashim sustained fatal injuries, and one of his informants was also injured, currently receiving medical care for a gunshot wound.

“The criminals seized the body of SP Bako Angbashim, forcing the remaining officers to return to their base for reinforcement. Efforts were made to rescue and recover the DPO’s body, with assistance sought from the Army teams stationed at FOB Base Etraco. However, the operation proved challenging due to the extremely dark conditions within the dense bush.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, said an extensive investigation is currently underway to uncover the circumstances surrounding this tragic event.

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of SP Bako Angbashim and all those affected by this distressing incident, the statement concluded.