Police Officials Arrests Desmond Okutubo In Connection With January 1st Massacre

Nigeria Police have arrested and detained Desmond Okutubo, a brutal cultist and a senior member of the kidnap gang responsible for the Omoku January 1st massacre.

Just few days after Don Wanny; the notorious kingpin in connection with the murder of not less than 20 people in Omoku community, Rivers state was arrested and killed, another of the major leaders; Desmond Okutubo has been apprehended by the Nigerian Police.

Desmond Okutubo is a 32 year old native of Egbenma, Unelga Local Government Area of Rivers state. According to Police spokesman Jimoh Moshood, police officers, still on their investigation about the new year massacre were able to nab Okutubo through the joint efforts of the Inspector General of Police, Intelligence Response Team, Force Criminal Intelligence and the Rivers state Police Command.


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They got information about a particular hideout in Awara forest, a boundary between Imo and Rivers states. After sporadic shoot out which lasted for hours, Desmond was eventually arrested with several other gang members killed while some escaped into nearby states with injuries.

Desmond told the police officers how he assisted the late kingpin of their group; Don Wanny who master minded  the killing of innocent people on 1st of January this year.

He further gave details of how they planned the operation in Awara Town, Imo State before they carried out the act. He revealed to the Police how their gang leader, Don Wanny, gathered them and briefed them on the night of 31 December 2017 on the mission to attack and kill the residents of Omoku town.

Desmond together with fellow gang members are set to be arraigned in court in furtherance of the on-going investigation.

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