Governor Nyesom Wike has announced the arrest of alleged cultist, Bobrisky of Gokana, less than 24 hours after a N30million bounty was placed on the latter.
Wike confirmed the arrest on Friday, saying that he will redeem his pledge of monetary reward for the capture.
Speaking during a security meeting with leaders of Rumuolumeni Community at the Government House Port Harcourt, Governor Wike thanked the Nigerian Army for capturing the suspected cultist.
“The army has captured Bobrisky of Gokana. I will pay the bounty that I promised to the Nigerian Army.
“Anyone who generates insecurity in Rivers State, I am ready to pay any amount to ensure the arrest of that person,” he said.
The governor called on community leaders to supply information to the state security council on criminals in their communities for the security agencies to act frontally to reduce crime.
He described Rumuolumeni as one of the flashpoints in the state, where criminals use the waterway as a getaway point. He urged community leaders to cooperate with the State Government to check the activities of cult groups and insecurity in the area.
Also speaking, Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura, said almost cultists have overrun all communities. He said security agencies cannot watch the situation degenerate.
He commended Wike for donating vehicles to the security agencies to fight crime. He assured that security agencies will intensify the battle against crime to achieve results.
Spokesman of the Rumuolumeni Community, Collins Wagbara expressed happiness that Governor Wike has commenced the process of constructing key roads in the area.
He lauded the governor for upgrading a major secondary school in the area.
Wagbara assured the governor that the community is working with security agencies for the restoration of peace in the area.
Meanwhile, social media personality, Idris Okunneye, also popularly known as Bobrisky, has come out to say he is not the one wanted for criminal activities in Rivers State.