The Rivers State Police Command have announced the arrest of Honest Digbara, a most-wanted armed robber and kidnapper popularly known as Bobisky.
Bobisky 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.
Earlier the governor of the state Nyesom Wike had placed a bounty of 30million naira on his head, he pledged to reward any member of the public who gives credible information that leads to his arrest.
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.
Bobisky, a terror to 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 as a result of multiple gunshot injuries and machete wounds sustained during the crossfire.
Addressing journalists, the state police commissioner, Joseph Mukan, explained how he was arrested.
“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”.