Army’s denial raises pertinent question of the authenticity of Governor Wike’s claims


Army’s denial has raises pertinent question of the authenticity of governor Wike’s claims over the arrest of the notorious cult leader in Gokana Local Government Area in Rivers state.

Contrary to the statement recently disclosed by the governor of Rivers state that the Nigerian Army has arrested the notorious cult leader in Gokana local government; the soldiers have denied the statement, stating that Governor Nyesom Wike lied about the arrest of River’s most wanted criminal, Bobrisky ; hence, the governor’s N30million bounty is still available as the gang leader is on the loose.

In an interview with LEADERSHIP newspaper in Port Harcourt, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 6 Division, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, said soldiers did not arrest the suspected cult leader or any other cultist in Gokana local government area.

Iliyasu said: “We don’t know what they are talking about. If such thing has happened, I would have been the first to inform you.

“When we got Don Wanny, I sent you pictures and the statement as early as 4:00am in the morning, because I couldn’t get all of you to come and take pictures yourself”.

“When we got Mene, I sent the statement and pictures to you even before you started calling me. But, the issue of Bobrisky, we don’t know anything about it”.

“If the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army was involved, I wouldn’t have waited for you to call before passing the information to you.”

Last Thursday, Wike while handing over vehicles to security agencies placed a N30 million bounty on Bobrisky.

He later announced that the suspected cultist had been arrested by soldiers less than 24 hours after his promise to reward anyone with information that could lead to his arrest.

“The Army has captured Bobrisky of Gokana. I will pay the bounty that I promised to the Nigerian Army. Anyone who generates insecurity in Rivers State, I am ready to pay any amount to ensure the arrest of that person.”


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