09 August 2013.
Bayelsa State Special Security Task Force code named Operation Doo Akpor has arrested members of a 2-man gang over an attack on a 26-year old corps member, Miss Folakemi Akinbode.
Akinbode’s limb, according to media reports was chopped off after being attacked by the suspected hoodlums on Tuesday while returning from her place of primary assignment.
The hoodlums, earlier in the day under pretence went to the Niger Delta Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri to donate blood.
However, after being attended to by the victim, they were paid an undisclosed amount by the Hospital Management through Akinbode.
After effecting the payment, the hoodlums, (not cultists as reported) waylaid the corps member and attacked her with machete and cudgels. Disturbed by the incident, the State Special Security Task Force swung into action and its efforts paid-off with the arrest of the perpetrators, Weri Malua and Ebi West Jato while the operatives are on the heels of others.
Disclosing this to newsmen, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security matters, Col Bernard Kenebai, (rtd), said the security operatives acted on a tip off and this led to the arrest of Weri and Jato.
According to him, the Special Task Force around 1:30pm received a call at the State Government’s Security Coordination Centre which eventually led to the arrest of the 2 in Gbarain, Yenagoa local government area of Bayelsa State.
Members of our team raided the area and arrested Weri and Ebi with Machete and two handsets-Blackberry and Nokia belonging to the corps member.
Weri and Ebi have since been handed over to the Police for further interrogation while the police is on the trail of other suspects.