The age long saying ‘everyday for the thief but one day for the owner of the house’ came to the fore in Rivers State on Saturday, as a notorious and most wanted armed robber and kidnapper, Honest Diagbara better known as Bobisky came to his wits end.
Governor Nyesom Wike had earlier pledged to reward any member of the public with useful information that will lead to his arrest to the tune of N30 million.
The notorious kidnapper reportedly died shortly after his arrest by men of the Rivers State Police Command.
He was said to have been 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 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.
The notorious armed robber who has been terrorizing 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 and machete wounds sustained during the crossfire.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, 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”.