Police arrest suspected killers of PDP Women Leader in Kogi


The police command in Kogi state has arrested six suspects in connection with the killing of one Mrs Salome Abu, at Ochadamu, Ofu Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, on Nov. 18.

The spokesman for the command, DSP William Aya disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lokoja on Monday.

Aya said that the suspects were brought in on Friday. Abu, a former councillor and Women Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was set ablaze on Nov. 18 in her husband’s house at Ochadamu, by hoodlums.

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Aya said the police had started interrogating the suspects to ascertain their level of culpability in the death of the woman. He said the outcome of the investigation would be made public as soon as it was completed.

Earlier, The Herald reported that President Muhammadu Buhari asked the security agencies to fish out those who burnt Kogi state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), woman leader, Achejuh Abuh, to death during the state governorship election.

The Herald reported that shortly after the announcement of the victory of the APC governorship candidate by the INEC political thugs allegedly continued their killings, including burning alive Acheju Abuh in her home.

In a statement released by his special adviser on media and publication, Femi Adesina, President Buhari described the killing as “primitive behaviour” that should not be condoned.

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