Trouble might be brewing for a lawmaker in Rivers State , who has been fingered in a criminal act.
Confessing to his crime, a suspected notorious kidnapper, robber, murderer and indigene of Odisama in Ahoada East Local Government Area, in Rivers State, Justice Oti, aka High Tension, has alleged that a Rivers lawmaker is a member of his gang.
The suspected kidnapper , aged 24, confessed to being a member of Icelander cult, saying he killed 15 members of a rival Greenlander cult group because members of Greenlander killed over 15 Icelander members.
Oti who was arrested in Bauchi State, said cultists who accepted the amnesty offer of Governor Nyesom Wike’s administration, did not completely surrender their arms and ammunition.
Confessing further in Port Harcourt yesterday, he reiterated that Greenlander members never submitted their guns, but only deceived members of the amnesty committee by surrendering sticks.
Oti said when his deputy, Lucky aka Iron, was killed by the rival cult and his head was cut and taken away, with the Greenlander members threatening to also kill him, he escaped to Bauchi State after hiding his AK-47 rifle and ammunition in his village.
With this startling revelation, the police command has written to the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani, on Monday, to release the lawmaker for interview by the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS), headed by Mr. Akin Fakorede, on October 12 at noon.
The letter, dated October 9, with the command indicating that it was investigating cases of kidnapping and murder in Ahoada East Local Government involving Oti and members of his gang.
Blessed Francis, a 20-year-old 200 level Geology student of University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), who was arrested in Port Harcourt for alleged burglary and robbery, was paraded yesterday.
A gang of an alleged three gun-running youths, comprising two ND-2 students of Rivers State Polytechnic, Port Harcourt, Frank Nwaaknma, 22, from Ibaa, Emohua Local Government and Ujie Francis, from Obudu in Cross River State, were also arrested.
The third member of the gang, Chigozie Junior Koro, 32, from Ogbakiri in Emohua Council said he and Nwaaknma only wanted to assist Francis (Ujie) to sell for N100,000, a pistol he claimed to have picked during a communal clash in his village, with a promise to give them N10,000, before they were nabbed by the police.
A 27-year-old suspect, Daniel Okpougo, an indigene of Edoha in Ahoada East Local Government, who was arrested with ammunition, alleged that High Tension (Oti) killed his uncle and he travelled to Patani in Delta State to buy bullets to avenge his death, before he was arrested on East West Road.
The police command paraded Loveday Opi, an indigene of Egbema in Ogba/Egbeme/Ndoni Council and Sunday Didia, who hails from Egbeda in Emohua Local Government, both in Rivers State, as well as Kingsley Ofomata from Imo State, John Elvis, an indigene of Auchi in Edo State and Chimankpa Ukomwa from Orlu in Imo State.