Six Youths Arrested For Illegal Possession Of Firearms In Rivers Were On Community Assignment, Says Monarch


A new twist has been introduced to the case of six suspects arrested last week by the Joint Task Force, JTF, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State for illegal possession of fire arms. The suspects, who were arrested with seven AK-47 rifles, 164 rounds of ammunition and six locally made canon launchers around Ekporo road, near Eleme, on their way to Ogu, in Ogu/Bolo local government area of the state, were subsequently handed over to the Police.

But the community has said the youths were on an errand to recover the arms when they were arrested.

According to the Amayanabo of Ogu, King Nicholas Biobele, following a tip-off that a neighbouring community was allegedly planning to invade their own, the youths were mobilized to go in search of the arms being amassed and retrieve same.

He said those arrested were members of the community vigilante, who recovered the arms that would have been used in the attack by the neighbouring community.

He said they recovered the rifles but were arrested on their way back by the JTF, stressing that those linking Senator George Sekibo and a member of the state House of Assembly from the area, Evans Bipi, to the issue were being unfair. He decried the attempt to give the matter a political coloration.


  1. I Smell bullshit, dat a community wanted to attack u nd d person eligible to do such dirty work is d PA to d House of Assembly member nd associate to d Senator. What of d Police who is “ur Friend” did u inform them of such threats or decisions b4 taking them? Its a big Shame on ur people.

    • I tire for d mata ooooo. PA to d house of Assembly member, a member of a community vigilantee group? 4rm whom were d firearms retrieved (D elders or monarch should mention d name of d community so dat the case can be investigated. On a second thought, those in possession of the arms just handed them ova to these youths without a fight. These pple should tell us another story.

  2. @lord mega u ar just a fool trust me that’s what u are why not get the information and investigate? Than cookin up a story for NIGERIANs I have been to that town befor(OGU) and I knw they have been having problems with the eleme ekporo piple so I beliv him pls respect the KING @ lord mega

  3. Thank you Lord Maga, we have policemen whose job it is to do what d so called king said he sent them to do. The king too shld be arrested immediately. And for you Dog or dag you r walking wit your brains bellow d soles of your shoe. Odeh.

  4. @dag,you are very stupid,why must they go on such a mission without police,even that traditional ruler is thief and have to treat like one.he must be arrested for using his position as king to lie,what do he want his subjects to do,both the lawmakers,the so called king and boys are same.

  5. That is absolute nonsense. The monarch should be help responsible for assisting and abetting arm robberies in the area. After all it is said nobody is above all.


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