Charles Nwoke, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
November 27, 2020
Rivers State Command of the Nigerian Police Force has apprehended a notorious kidnap Lord on its most wanted criminal’s list, along the Bonny Island waterways.
The suspect simply identified as Daniel was nabbed shortly after his gang attacked a passenger boat heading for the State Capital, Port Harcourt City.
It was gathered that the sea pirates waylaid the boat and robbed the passengers of their belongings around the Asarama area of Andoni Local Government Area.
Sources stated that the incident that happened on Thursday morning left one of the travelers dead and many others wounded.
Some of the passengers were reported to have jumped into the water during the attack while the robbers’ boat driver also mistakenly fell into the water.
According to an eye witness, suspects abandoned their driver in the water, but he was eventually saved by divers, and he was taken to the shore where other passengers were kept.
It was disclosed that the unfortunate travelers identified and handed over the driver of the criminals to the police.
According to a source, who pleaded anonymity, “We arrested one of the pirates. He is their driver. His name is Dan Clifford George. One of the passengers that were attacked and escaped identified him”.
Nnamdi Omoni, the Spokesman to the Nigerian Police Force, Rivers State Command, who confirmed the incident said police had launched a serious search on other fleeing members of the gang to ensure that they are arrested and brought to book.
“I can confirm the incident that happened on the Bonny River. Daniel Clifford George from Asarama in Andoni Local Government Area. He is on the police wanted list. He was arrested alongside others.
“We have also gone after the others that fled. They are helping us in getting information. They are members of a gang of pirates terrorizing the Bonny River,” said the PPRO.