We Did Not Arrest Bobrisky - Army
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The Nigerian Army has disowned reports that its soldiers arrested a suspected notorious cult leader, popularly known as Bobrisky in Gokana local government area of Rivers State.

Addressing leaders of Rumuolumeni community last week Friday, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, announced that soldiers had arrested Bobrisky.

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But the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 6 Division, Colonel Aminu Illiyasu, told Leadership in Port Harcourt that soldiers did not arrest the suspected cult leader or any other cultist in Gokana local government area.

Illiyasu said: “We don’t know what they are talking about. If such thing has happened, I would have been the first to inform you.

“When we got Don Wanny, I sent you pictures and the statement as early as 4:00am in the morning, because I couldn’t get all of you to come and take pictures yourself”.

“When we got Mene, I sent the statement and pictures to you even before you started calling me. But, the issue of Bobrisky, we don’t know anything about it”.

“If the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army was involved, I wouldn’t have waited for you to call before passing the information to you.”

Wike had while handing over vehicles to security agencies on Thursday placed a N30 million bounty on Bobrisky.

Less than 24 hours after his promise to reward anybody with information that could lead to his arrest, the governor announced that the suspected cultist had been arrested by soldiers

“The Army has captured Bobrisky of Gokana. I will pay the bounty that I promised to the Nigerian Army. Anyone who generates insecurity in Rivers State, I am ready to pay any amount to ensure the arrest of that person,” he had said.