Court remands traditional rulers, others connected to murder of Rivers DPO


A State sitting in Port Harcourt has remanded a former chairman of Ahoada East Local Area of , High Chief Cassidy Ikegbidi, Eze Ekpeye Logbo, Eze Ngozi Angwo, and 54 others at the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre.

The defendants were arraigned by the in connection with the murder of the Divisional Police of Ahoada East, the late Superintendent of Police Bako Angbashim.

Angbashim was by notorious cultists terrorising the Ahoada area of the state, led by one David Gift, popularly known as 2Baba.

Some traditional rulers in the area were subsequently arrested over their alleged connections with the said cult group.

DAILY POST reports that the accused did not take their plea following an objection to the bail application by the prosecuting counsel, SP Eniyepere Sikpi.

Justice Sika Henry-Aprioku, after listening to the arguments from both counsels, ordered that the defendants be remanded at the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre and adjourned the case until November 21, 2023, for plea and bail consideration.

Speaking to journalists outside the courtroom, the prosecuting counsel, Sikpi, said the defendants are being charged with attempted murder, murder, cultism, and two other offences.

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