Political Thugs Kill PDP Leader In Kogi
Mrs Acheju Abuh, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women leader for Wada/Aro Campaign Council has been set ablaze by suspected political thugs.
It is understood that she was set ablaze while in her home at Ochadamu in Ofu local government area of Kogi state following last Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
Reports have it that Mrs. Abuh was burnt on Monday afternoon by suspected thugs said to be loyal to the APC in the state.
Naija News gathered the thugs invaded her home at about 2:00pm, locked all exits in the house and poured petrol on it before setting the place on fire.
The suspected thugs then went ahead to prevent local residents from coming to the rescue of the woman as they shot sporadically to scare people away and stayed put until the building had been razed.
Her attempt to escape through a window was prevented by the metal burglary proof and gun shots from the thugs.
Speaking on the matter when contacted, the spokesman of the Kogi Police Command, William Aya, who confirmed the incident, said it was a case of culpable homicide and mischief by fire.
He added that security operatives have been drafted to the area to prevent further breakdown of law and order.
According to him, on November 18, 2019 at about 4:30 pm, one Musa Etu of Ochadamu, Ofu LGA reported at the station that, at about 1030 of the 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 and he (Zekeri) 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 ablazed, thereby burnt one Salome Abuh aged 60 years.
“Three other houses were equally burnt. The corpse has been moved to the University Teaching Hospital Mortuary Anyigba for Autopsy.
“Meanwhile, the Police Mobile Force and Police Special Forces have been drafted to the area to prevent any breakdown of law and order. The investigation is ongoing”, Aya said.