Bayelsa State Vigilante Service has arrested a notorious criminal, Austin Jephthah, an alleged member of the Bobos Cult group, who has been terrorizing Edepie – Agudama axis of Yenagoa.
The suspect, also known as Tarzan, was nabbed on Tuesday morning while he was robbing an unsuspecting commuter at the popular Tombia-Edepie Roundabout area of Yenagoa.
An accomplice to the suspect, one Tonero, who wielded a gun managed to escape when they were chased by men of the State vigilante after they had robbed a passenger inside a tricycle.
According to reports, about 9:00am, the suspect and his accomplice, Tonero boarded a commercial tricycle at Tinacious junction, heading towards Tombia Roundabout.
The tricycle had a male passenger onboard already, and that immediately the tricycle moved, the suspect and his accomplice held the passenger at gun point and asked him to submit all his belongings.
It was gathered that they succeeded in stealing the passenger’s phone and cash, but luck ran out of them when they ordered the tricycle rider stop but refused and drove them into the hands of operatives of the State Vigilante who were stationed at Tombia Roundabout.
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