The Kogi State police command has confirmed the killing of the Peoples Democratic Party Woman Leader of Wada/Aro Campaign Council, Ochadamu Ward, Mrs Acheju Abuh, by suspected political thugs.
In a statement released through its Public Relations Officer, DSP William Ayah, the command said “On 18/11/2019 around 1630hrs, one Musa Ety of Ochadamu, Ofu LGA reported at the station that around 1030hrs of same date, there was a misunderstanding between one Awolu Zekeri, aged 35 years, member, of APC and one Gowon Simeon, a member of PDP, both of Ochadamu. In the process, Gowon Simeon stabbed Awolu Zekeri with a knife on his lap, he died on his way to the hospital.
“As a result, angry youths in the area mobilized to the house of one Simeon Abuh of same address who is an uncle to the suspect, set it a blazed, thereby burnt one Salome Abuh, aged 60 years.
“The corpse has been moved to the University Teaching Hospital Mortuary Anyigba for autopsy,” the statement read.
According to other reports, the thugs shot sporadically, blocked every escape route, set the house on fire with the victim inside and waited until the house was razed down.