The Rivers State Police Command has arrested six suspects in connection to the killing of the late Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ahoada Police Division, SP Bako Angbashim.
The command made the arrest during an operation at Odumude community, Ahoada East Local Government Area, with the objective of recovering the body of the deceased DPO.
The operation was led by the state Commissioner of Police, Nwonyi Emeka, where a locally crafted pistol and various charms were recovered.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-Koko, in a statement, said the suspects and the confiscated items are currently in police custody.
She also added that the suspects are undergoing interrogation at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Port Harcourt.
Iringe-Koko said as a result of the development, residents of Odumude community have fled the area.
A new DPO, SP Zuokumor Richard, has been assigned to the Ahoada division, she added.
The statement revealed that the new Ahoada DPO was accompanied by half a unit of men from Mopol 48, one-third unit from Mopol 19, 56, and tactical teams.
It noted that SP Richard had been tasked with a thorough search of the area, apprehension of the culprits responsible for the DPO’s demise, recovery of his body, and location of any operational weapons used.