The Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested a infamous cult chief, armed theft and suspected killer of a corps member who was shot dead in 2016.
The suspect, Prince Owei, an indigene of Ikebiri neighborhood of Southern was mentioned to have killed James Onuh, a member of Nationwide Youth Service Corps in Obele space of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State in 2016.
He was arrested on Thursday by the particular tactical group of the State Police Command following an order of the State Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar.
The sufferer who was a graduate of the Federal College of Agriculture, Markurdi, Benue State, was connected to the Bayelsa State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure for his major task earlier than the unhappy incident. He was shot dead at Obele junction in Yenagoa whereas withdrawing from Automated Teller Machine in 2016.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the arrest of Owei.
The police spokesman, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, mentioned the suspect was arrested at the Samson Siasia Sports activities Advanced, Yenagoa, on his solution to watch a soccer match.
He mentioned the police recovered a locally-made revolver pistol, one stay cartridge and packets of Rohypnol tablets from Owei.
Butswat mentioned, “On September 20, 2018, at about 1610 hours, operatives arrested a infamous cult chief and a robber who was on the wished listing of Bayelsa State Police Command.
“The suspect one Prince Owei, male, aka Large Fela, 19, from Ikebiri neighborhood, however resident at St. Peters, Ovom, was arrested at the Sports activities Advanced, Yenagoa, on his solution to watch a soccer match.
“A locally-made revolver pistol, one stay cartridge and packets of Rohypnol tablets had been recovered from him.
“The suspect, a jailbird and a confessed member of Icelanders cult group can be charged to court docket when investigations are concluded.
“The command is set to make sure the security of lives and property. We hereby attraction to the members of the public to offer helpful info that can help the police in preventing crimes in the state.”