Police Discover Remains of Slain SP Bako Angbashim

Police Discover Remains of Slain SP Bako Angbashim

The Rivers State Police Command has announced the discovery of the remains of SP Bako Angbashim, a former Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ahoada Division, who was tragically murdered. The Command’s relentless efforts to unravel the circumstances surrounding his death have led to this crucial development.

A coordinated joint operation conducted on Sunday, March 10, 2024, by tactical squads from the Rivers State Police Command and personnel from the Force Intelligence Bureau targeted the camp of the deceased cult leader, Gift Okpara, also known as 2Baba. The operation, situated within the forested region of Odiemude Community in Ahoada East Local Government Area, resulted in the discovery of a burial site within the gang’s shrine. It was here that the remains of SP Bako Angbashim, including his skull, were found and subsequently exhumed.

The Rivers state police command in a statement signed by the command’s PPRO; SP Grace Iringe-Koko revealed the recovered remains have been transferred to the mortuary for scientific examination and genetic testing, aiming to establish the identity of the deceased through comparison with samples obtained from his relatives. Additionally, efforts are ongoing to locate and retrieve the remaining dismembered parts of SP Bako Angbashim’s body, believed to be buried at various undisclosed locations within the forest.

The leader of the gang responsible for this heinous crime, 2Baba, met his demise on February 17, 2024, during a planned assault by the Rivers State Police Command. Though his gang members managed to escape with his body initially, a thorough seven-day search, aided by credible intelligence, led to the recovery of 2Baba’s body from a shallow grave in the Ebrass forest.

The Commissioner of Police, Cp Olatunji Disu, praised the dedication and commitment demonstrated by all officers involved in the operation. He also expressed gratitude to the community members for their unwavering support throughout the investigation. The police assured the public of their continued efforts to apprehend the remaining members of the gang, prioritizing the safety and security of all citizens.

The Rivers State Police Command reaffirmed its commitment to upholding peace, security, and justice within the state and pledged to provide regular updates on the progress of the investigation as developments unfold.

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