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Police declares Rivers LG boss wanted over election rerun

17 March 2016, 14:13

Port Harcourt - The Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Asari-Toru local government area of Rivers State, Soboma Jackrich has been declared wanted by the Force Headquarters for his alleged involvement in the recent political killings in the state.

Jackrich is popularly known as ‘Egberi Papa’ in the state.

The Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) in charge of Operations, Sotonye Wakama, disclosed this on Wednesday during a meeting with leaders and contestants of the various political parties at the Police Officers’ Mess in Port Harcourt.

Also read: Police deploy 3 commissioners, 6 000 men for Rivers rerun elections

Wakama said other suspects involved in the killings are currently facing a seven count charge before Magistrate Court 14, Port Harcourt.

He stated that the suspects were arrested at Buguma after a coordinated raid by the Police where an AK47 rifle and other offensive weapons were recovered from them.

Many people have been murdered by political thugs in the run-up to Saturday's legislative rerun elections in the  state.

- News 24


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