Bobisky dies hours after arrest


There was jubilation at the command headquarters in Port Harcourt on Saturday as men of the Rivers State Police Command arrested a most - wanted armed robber and kidnapper popularly known as Bobisky .

Governor Nyesom Wike had earlier placed a N 30 million bounty on Bobisky ’ s head , saying he will reward any member of the public who can provide useful information that will lead to the arrest of the criminal .

Bobisky , whose real name is Honest Digbara , was arrested alive early Saturday at Korokoro in the Tai Local Government Area in a sting operation led by the Divisional Police Officer of Bori , Superintendent Bako Angbashim .

He was said to be attending a funeral when policemen and vigilantes acting on a tip - off stormed the area but on sighting them , he opened fire leading to a gun battle which, on the spot , claimed the life of his younger brother said to be his driver.

Bobisky , a terror to many residents in the Ogoni area of the state , has been linked to most of the criminal activities recorded in the area .

He was paraded at the headquarters of the command on Mosco Road , Port Harcourt .

He later died on the spot of multiple gunshot injuries sustained during the crossfire.

Addressing journalists , the state police commissioner, Joseph Mukan , said , “ He was arrested through credible information at Korokoro Community in Tai LGA where he was hibernating with his gang of killers .

“ On sighting the police , they engaged us and in a return fire , his driver was fatally wounded, while he was arrested alive . ”

Mukan warned criminal elements to “ repent , relocate or face the full weight of the law ” .