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Kogi Election: What Police Did After Buhari Asked To Investigate Killers Of The Kogi PDP Women Leader

There was a mild drama in Kogi State, few hours after Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari directed the police to arrest the killers of Mrs Abu with a view to bringing them to justice.

Police Command in Kogi state has arrested six suspects in connection with the killing of one Mrs Achejuh Abu, at Ochadamu, Ofu Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, on November 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.

Aya said the police had started interrogating the suspects to ascertain their level of culpability in the death of the woman.

He said that the outcome of the investigation would be made public as soon as it was completed.

Meanwhile, Newsflash247 had earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, November 25, has ordered all security agencies involved in the investigation into the murder of Woman Leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Wada/Aro campaign council in Kogi state, Mrs Achejuh Abuh, to do a thorough and expeditious job on the matter.

Mrs Abuh was murdered by some suspected political thugs who stormed her house around 2.00 p.m., surrounded it, and poured petrol on the building before setting it ablaze on Monday after the Governorship election in the state.

President Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, condemned the act, decrying whatever could spur anyone to take the life of another human being, particularly a woman.

“We must learn to behave decently, whether during elections or at other times. No life should be taken wantonly under any guise, and the fact that this reprehensible act occurred two days after voting shows primitive behaviour, which should not be accepted in a decent society.”

He sympathised with the family of the deceased, vowing that the law would catch up with the malefactors, and justice would be done.

“Such evildoers must be brought to justice, irrespective of whatever allegiances they hold,” the President affirmed.

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