Deadly Armed Robber Confesses: Rivers Assembly Member Part Of My Gang

In what will come across as a really shocking development, a lawmaker in Rivers State has been indicted as a member of a notorious armed robbery gang operating in the state.

Justice Oti, aka High Tension, a suspected deadly kidnapper, robber and murderer, has alleged that one of the members of Rivers State House of Assembly is a member of his gang.

According to The Nation, Justice Oti, an indigene of Odisama in Ahoada East, born on March 7, 1993, also confessed being a member of Icelander cult, saying he killed 15 members of a rival cult.

He said on Tuesday in Port Harcourt that he killed the people because members of Greenlander killed over 15 Icelander members.

Oti, who earlier embraced the amnesty offer of the Governor Nyesom Wike administration, said he did not surrender all his arms and ammunition, adding that Greenlander members never submitted their guns, but only deceived members of the amnesty committee by surrendering sticks.

The suspect, who was arrested in far away Bauchi State, was however silent on the roles played by the said Rivers lawmaker in his gang.

Oti said when his deputy, Lucky (aka Iron), was killed by the rival cult and his head was cut and taken away, with the Greenlander members threatening to also kill him, he escaped to Bauchi State after hiding his AK-47 rifle and ammunition in his village.

The police command has written to the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani, to release the Rivers lawmaker for interview by the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS), headed by Mr. Akin Fakorede.

The state legislator was contacted for his reaction through his mobile line, from 6:44pm yesterday, but he did not pick his calls. An SMS sent to him was not responded to last night.

The police authorities have vowed to get to the root of the matter.