The lawmaker representing Khana/Gokana Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Dumnamene Robinson has said that it takes generations to produce men and officers like SP Bako Angbashim who lost his life on line of duty.
Bako, was the Ahoada Divisional Police Officer DPO, who was murdered by members of a cult group in Ahoada-East Local Government Area of the state, on Friday.
Recall that before Bako’s recent deployment to Ahoada Division of the Nigeria Police early this year, he was the Divisional Police Officer in Bori, Ogoni.
Dumnamene who said he was pained and dumb-founded by the shocking news, described Bako’s killing as devastating and barbaric.
The lawmaker said the DPO’s death was not only a loss to the Nigeria Police, but a calamity to Rivers State and humanity in general.
He said SP Bako was, “a rare species among his peers who saw crime fighting as a task and hobby to free mankind from the satanic tendencies of men of the underworld and undesirable elements in society and accordingly, distinguished himself in his belief and professional duty.
“It takes generations to produce men and officers of his kind anywhere in the world, the federal lawmaker noted.”
The federal legislator who is currently the House Committee Chairman of Host Communities in the House of Representatives said, “the Ogonis, Khana and Gokana Local Government Areas in particular have lost a beloved brother, and friend, the relative peace and calm in Ogoniland today was sequel to SP Bako’s hard stance and fight against all manner of criminality in Ogoni land.”
Dumnamene regretted that, “the agents of darkness and their sponsors who are enemies of peace, order and general well-being of the people have at last succeeded in killing love, courage and the joy of the people.
“Most regrettably was the manner and way these cursed and deranged elements butchered a man that had sacrificed his life on countless occasions to save even the lives of their relations from suffering the agonizing experience of a brutal, painful and slow death as he has.”
He sent his sympathies to the Nigeria Police Force, the immediate family of Bako who he described as a fallen hero, the Rivers State government and the Ogoni people, urging all to take solace in the fact that SP Bako was a man of honour and gave up without compromising his respect and regard for the sanctity of life which he said portrays him as a candidate of heaven exemplified by the outpouring and immeasurable sympathies, lamentations and kind words on his dignified personality by his admirers and well-wishers across the country.
The Ogoni-born politician, and former Deputy Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly commended the step already taken by Governor Siminalayi Fubara in placing a bounty on the fleeing leader of the criminal gang and also passionately appealed to the Police and other security operatives to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that, “all the people involved in the dastardly act and conspiracy are arrested and brought to book so that it will serve an a deterrent to other conscienceless fools that may be plotting such evil in future.”