Justice Oti, AKA High Tension, a 24 year old indigene of Odisama in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers state who is currently in police net for kidnapping, robbery and murder is not planning to go down alone.
‘High Tension’ who admitted having killed 15 members of the Greenlanders , a rival group to his Icelander cult, has told the police that a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly is a member of his gang.
According to reports from The Nation, Oti who was arrested in Benue State said he never completely surrendered his arms and ammunition despite having embraced the amnesty offer of the Governor Nyesom Wike administration. He said members of the Greenlanders cult also deceived members of the amnesty committee by surrendering sticks instead of their real guns.
Oti said he killed members of the Greenlanders in reprisal to the killing of 15 members of his group. He 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 Rivers State Police Command say it 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 letter, obtained by The Nation Newspaper through a source close to Police Commissioner Zaki Ahmed, was dated October 9, with the command indicating that it was investigating cases of kidnapping and murder in Ahoada East Local Government involving Oti and members of his gang.
However, The Speaker of The Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani has said he is yet to receive any letter from the Police Command in respect to the release of the lawmaker for interrogation. The Speaker advised the police to follow right channels if they need any lawmaker for questioning.