Ortom urges ‘repentant’ kingpin to report self to police
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has urged ‘repentant’ kingpin, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Ghana, to report himself to the police and answer to murder charges preferred against him.
The former gang leader was granted amnesty by the state government in September last year after he submitted his weapons.
Ortom, while addressing a church gathering at Mkar in Gboko area of the state yesterday, said he had advised Akwaza to report to the police in connection with the murder of his Special Assistant on Special Security, the late Denen Igbana, who made a dying declaration that Ghana was among his killers.
The governor said the state security council had resolved that if the accused did not voluntarily report to the police, the security agencies would fish him out.
According to him, some criminals conspired and eliminated his aide who contributed immensely to the success of the amnesty programme in the state and in resolving 13 kidnapping cases.
He said the killing of his aide was meant to remove hindrances from the part of the criminals, stating however, that his administration would not surrender the state to them.