Bosco Bakala was born in Sierra Leone in 1975 along with his twin brother Akachi. The pair were almost immediately sold into servitude as children and were separated at the age of Ten. Bosco remained in Sierra Leone where his current owner was but his brother Akachi was sold off to someone in Nigeria. The two brothers would not reunite for some time - but both led pretty similar lives. Akachi would go on to become a fearsome pirate in Nigeria, becoming a force to be reckoned with along with his co-captain Mongo Okeke. Bosco on the other hand became feared and wealthy for different reasons. In the 90’s Bosco became heavily involved in the Sierra Leone civil war. He profited heavily off of the Blood Diamond trade ring there, and was a leading member of the RUF. He ran and operated several mines there. It was far from saintly work. He frequently had to order his men to raid villages and pillage them for men and children to work their mines, and women to entertain the RUF men at the camp.
For lack of better words he was a monster. He profited off of immeasurable suffering of the innocent. He hoarded his blood diamonds for many years, only rarely selling them off to resupply his men and keep his higher ups happy with his perceived profit. Little did they know he was running three of the most lucrative mines in the country. Out of the three civil wars that effected Sierra Leone and that the RUF fought in, Bosco fought in two of them and was a greatly feared General during the wars. He earned the nickname's "General Mosquito" and "General Dracula" due to his torture methods he would employ on captured enemy soldiers when he wanted to put on a show for his men at whatever mining camp he was staying at, as well as his methods for extracting information. For the public executions and torture of other enemy soldiers, Bosco would take a dull machete to the men, having them strung up with all their limbs extended out, and would cut them deeply all over for a long period of time. He would then simply let them sit there and bleed out, hence the name General Mosquito. When he needed information extracted he would interrogate with the usual methods, but if they proved ineffective, he would continually use syringes and slowly but surely Exsanguinate the poor bastard he was interrogating until they were bled dry, and have his lieutenants use the blood amassed before a great battle in various Vodun rituals and apply it to the lower ranking members as war paint.
Despite having to be a cruel bastard most of the time Bosco did try and do his best to raise his children and care for his wives among the chaotic life they led. He had a compound tucked away in the mountains where his seven sons and four daughters along with their three mothers all lived. The place was nice, though Bosco rarely had the time to visit. He did not want them in any of the inner cities near where he and his men occupied as it was pure anarchy in the country. Cannibalism ran rampant in many of the poorer districts, rape and murder happened as commonplace to civilians, and he didn't have faith that a door and a few armed guards could properly safeguard his family to his liking. Thankfully due to his growing fortune due to his three Blood Diamond mine operations he ran, he was more than capable of affording the protection they needed in these trying times.
This was not quite to his liking as Sierra Leone was less effected by the Civil Wars, but alas he couldn't be too far from the battlefields and mines that were mostly in Liberia, where he was stationed and leading in the wars. But he figured despite the ruin that Liberia was in, and it's nosedive of social decline, it was better to have his family somewhere he could visit from time to time, rather than left alone to their own devices for a few years at a time in Sierra Leone. Sadly, this proved to be an imperfect solution, as Malaria ran rampant in Liberia at the time of the Civil Wars, and Bosco lost two sons to Malaria and infection, and even caught a pretty bad seemingly chronic case of it himself. He still to this day takes medication to treat the symptoms.
By 1999 he had amassed a fairly decent fortune of Diamonds, and began finding buyers for them in Nigeria, and some South African privateers that were flocking to the Civil War afflicted countries in Africa to make a quick buck. Once he sold a handsome enough amount, he fled the country and planned on living in prosperity in either the United States or the United Kingdom. He learned and studied English for several months for the planned immigration. Unfortunately, words of his war crimes in the Sierra Leone civil war had spread and he was now a wanted man along with most of his contemporaries. Now wanted dead by the RUF for abandoning the cause and stealing diamonds from them, and wanted by the UN and most countries in Africa for War Crimes in Sierra Leone, he had nowhere left to run except one place.
He went to Nigeria and joined up with his brother Akachi’s crew. He used the last of his money that hadn't been frozen, confiscated, or stolen by former men under his command to set his family up in a new compound in South Africa and some money to spare. He always told them he would return one day, a rich man once again, and he could be with his family on a more permanent basis for the first time in a long time. This unfortunately, as time went on, became more and more of a distant dream than the reality he hoped it could be. He remained there for many years, becoming first mate and head interrogator for the crew. Whenever they needed someone to open a safe or anything like that - Bosco got them to talk one way or another. He took on the mantle of “Ekwensu” the name of the Igbo religions equivalent to Satan. It was partially for intimidation and partially as recognition. Bosco was and still is a real piece of shit when his past work and present duties and efficiency at both were taken into account. Bosco also dealt like the Devil - he was the crews main source of funding as well. He still had a large cache of Blood Diamonds he had yet to sell before fleeing Sierra Leone. As a result he had a massive amount of universally accepted currency to use with arms dealers for the crew. Due to this, the crew of the SS Akachi was always a cut above what most Coast Guard and security on vessels would expect. They used this to their advantage and were usually able to take other vessels with ease.
In the 2010’s the SS Akachi crew grew bolder and bolder. They moved farther and farther from Africa on voyages on their crown jewel vessel named “Osimiri Osimiri” a very fast ship that held many crew members. It was perfect for large scale jobs like the one they were attempting to pull off soon. They were to intercept a large cargo ship off the coast of Turkey. It was far enough away from the coast that they would be able to take it and be gone long before they knew what was happening if they did it quickly and quietly. The cargo on the ship was a front by a company claiming it to be food and other such amenities being shipped but it was actually a front for a wide array of weapons being shipped out.
Long story short the job didn’t go as planned and the large crew of the Akachi were forced to take Skiffs and flee through the Black Sea. They wound up in Chernarus with minimal survivors. With what little they had the men found themselves in a strange land infected by some disease that turned men into monsters.
Many months have passed since their landing in Chernarus, most of the few that survived have fallen in battle or to disease since then, and now Bosco wanders mostly alone these days.