Rivers State’s most-wanted criminal, killer and kidnapper, Honest Digbara, aka Boboski has died few hours after his arrest.
According to the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Command, CP Joseph Mukan, Boboski and his gang on sighting “Police engaged and in a return fire, his driver was fatally wounded, while he was arrested alive.
Boboski died while being paraded at the Rivers State Police Command headquarters in Port Harcourt, along with his younger brother who was said to be his driver who died on arrival at the state police headquarters following their arrest.
On August 8, 2019, Governor Nyesom Wike had placed N30Million bounty on him the suspected criminal.
However, Boboski was arrested a year later in a sting operation assisted by a vigilante in the Ogoni neighbourhood, according to Commissioner of Police ((CP) Joseph Mukan.
CP Mukan said the suspect was hibernating with his gang members in Korokoro, just as information gathered further revealed that Boboski and his gang were in the community in honour of a gang member whose sister was billed for burial later in the day.
“On sighting the Police they engaged us and in a return fire, his driver was fatally wounded, while he was arrested alive.
“Among dastardly acts carried out by them, include kidnap of Barrister Emelogu who was killed after collecting ransom, kidnap and killing of DCO, Afam, SP Moses Egbede after collecting ransom.
“Killing of a soldier and personnel of Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, at Gio pipeline, Ogoni last year. Kidnap of Chief Mbu of Ogu/Bolo who they kidnapped and collected a ransom of 7million Naira.”
The dreaded gang leader was reluctant to make meaningful confessions about his criminality even when under pressure from the security authorities, muttering that he was tired and had nothing to say following his severe torture by the team which apprehended him as he spent his last moments in police custody.