The police authorities in Rivers State on Saturday arrested the Chairman of Gokana Local Government, Paul Kobani for allegedly having links with a suspected kidnap kingpin, Honest Digbara, popularly called Boboski.
The arrest was sequel to confessions made by the deceased before he died in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Nnamdi Omoni, the council boss was apprehended in his residence this morning and was taken into police custody.
He said the police were aware allegations levelled against the council chairman, saying crack detectives were investigating him.
Kobani’s arrest came barely 24 hours after Governor Nyesom Wike redeemed his pledge of an N30m bounty placed on Bobiski’s head for anyone that could give useful information would lead to his arrest.
Boboski was nabbed on September 12 at Korokoro community in Khana Local Government where he was hiding with his gang members following credible information by members of the public.
Although the suspect was arrested alive, he, however, died from gunshot injuries he sustained during the cause of his arrest.