Rivers State Police Command says it has arrested a suspected Vikings cult Kingpin known as Kenneth Mkpe at Bomu, Tai LGA
The Commissioner for Police, CP Emeka Nwonyi, in a press briefing on Monday, June 19, said operatives of the command on 17, 2023 stormed the hideout of the suspected Vikings cult member and arrested the culprit.
CP Nwonyi said an English Barreta pistol was recovered from the suspected cultist and upon interrogation, he confessed that he bought the pistol from a Philipino working at infertilizer company in the State.
CP Nwonyi also revealed that operatives of the command while on patrol at Rupokwu market stopped a Toyota Corolla ash colour car. one loveday Friday, Amesi, Chibuzor Kingsley all residents of Igwurita were searched and live catridges, two masks, two expanded catridges were recovered from them.
The Rivers Police Boss disclosed that personnel of RRT of the command on 17 June 2023 along station road recovered one locally made pistol recovered from Maduabuchi Ali.
On 17 June 2023 Police operatives received a disress call at Obiwali road, that three young men brought in a Toyota car stained with blood.
The hoodums escape on noticing the Police has arrived while the vehicle was impounded.
On 18 June 2023 at about 900 hours, personnel of C41 intelligence unit arrested one Osinachi mbakwe, upon interrogation he confessed to being a member of four men armed robbery gang terrorizing PH. An operational vehicle was recovered.
CP Nwonyi also revealed that SARS is not operational in Rivers State contrary to social media reports. He said SARS remains disbanded in Rivers State as directed by the Inspector General of Police
CP Nwonyi however added that he has directed the CP Monitoring unit to monitor the activities of Police officers in the command and anyone found wanting will be dealt with by the extant law of the Nigeria Police.