A notorious criminal and serial rapist who has been terrorising innocent citizens around the Tombia axis of Yenagoa has been apprehended by the special squad of the Bayelsa State Volunteers.
The suspect, Bright Odigon from Imiringi community in Ogbia Local Area of the state was arrested during a sting operation by the special squad.
He was arrested after robbing, a POS kiosk and a barber’s shop on Bossy WaterStreet, and had in his possession, clippers and phones taken from the shops of his victims.
Bright Odigon has been on the watch list of the agency for over six months because of his nefarious activities under the Tombia bridge where he rapes some of his victim at gun point.
He was said to have been robbing female students heading to the Niger Delta University (NDU), Amasoma, especially at night and also rape them.
Acting Chairman of the agency, Hon. Lucky Oyinkuro Asanakpo said, “I am particularly happy that we have been able apprehend Mr. Odigu who has been on our watch list for a pretty long while. We have been monitoring him all this period before the long arm of the law caught up with him this night. Several others like him are equally on our list waiting to be arrest unless they repent now.
“Let me use this opportunity to send clear warning signals to all others operating within and outside the Tombia axis, that we shall not relent in carrying out our operations any time of the day from now onwards because of the continued activities of criminals in the city center”.
He warned that the security outfit has set its compass all over the metropolis to rid the streets of criminals and gangsters, adding that citizens should report all strange movements to either the police or its office.
Meanwhile, Bright Odigu has since been handed over to the anti cultism unit of the State Police Command for proper prosecution and arraignment before a competent court of jurisdiction for criminal trial and conviction.