Gift David Okpara, popularly known as General 2-Baba and the prime suspect in the murder of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ahoada East LGA, Rivers State, Bako Angbashin, has broken his silence from hiding.
In a voice note aired on Nigeria Info 92.3, Port Harcourt, on Monday morning, General 2-Baba vehemently denied any connection to the heinous crime.
The wanted leader of the Iceland cult disclosed that he had conversed with the late DPO just hours before the tragic incident took place.
Contrary to accusations, he asserted, “I was not after the DPO, and I’m not involved in his death.” He clarified that the incident occurred on his community road, and he was not present when the killing transpired.
General 2-Baba shed light on the reasons behind his gang’s resurgence in criminal activities after they were granted amnesty by the former administration.
He explained, “We submitted all the arms and ammunition we had, but our opposition refused to submit. The government didn’t act, and my gang started regretting our decision to surrender our arms. That led to the trail and killing of my gang members, including my younger brother.”
Expressing his frustration, he stated, “That was my annoyance, and that was why I went back to gunplay. I didn’t pick up arms again for intimidation or causing problems. I have been concentrating on my dredging business, and everyone knows I was not into kidnapping or illegal activities.”
General 2-Baba clarified that he was self-sponsored and not supported by a traditional ruler, refuting claims made against him.
Best News Network recalls that the Rivers State Police Command had declared him wanted after the murder of the gallant police officer on September 8, 2023, in Odiemude community.
Currently, over 50 individuals, including a monarch and former LG Chairman, are standing trial in connection with the death of DPO Bako Angbashin.