A notorious pirate and kidnap kingpin identified as Daniel Clifford, has been arrested by the police in Rivers State along the Bonny Waterways.
According to the police, the suspect had been on its wanted list for a long time before he was eventually captured shortly after his gang attacked a passenger boat heading for Port Harcourt, the state capital.
It was learnt that the sea robbers waylaid the boat around Asarama area of Andoni local government area of the state and robbed the travelers of their belongings.
The incident which happened in the morning of Thursday, November 26, left one of the passengers dead with many others sustained various degrees of injuries.
Some of the passengers were said to have jumped into the water during the attack while the driver of the robbers also mistakenly fell into the river.
But the suspects reportedly abandoned their driver, who was later saved by divers and taken to where other passengers were kept at the shore. It was gathered that the passengers identified the driver of the hoodlums and handed him over to the police.
A police source who spoke on the arrest of the suspect, said:
“We arrested one of the pirates. He is their driver. His name is Dan Clifford George. One of the passengers that was attacked and escaped identified him.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the development, said police had launched a manhunt on other fleeing members of the gang.
“I can confirm the incident that happened on Bonny River. Daniel Clifford George from Asarama in Andoni local government area has been arrested alongside others. He has been on the police wanted list for a long time.
“We have also gone after the others that fled. They are helping us in getting information. They are members of a gang of pirates terrorising the Bonny River.”