The Kogi State Police Command has apprehended six people suspected of allegedly killing of PDP Women Leader, Mrs Salome Abuh.
Mrs Abuh was on November 18th burnt alive in her house at Ochadamu, Kogi State shortly after the announcement of the results of the governorship election held in the state on November 16.
The six suspects are Ocholi Edicha, Adamu Haruna, Onu Egbunu, Musa Alidu, Attai Haruna and Attah Ejeh.
The Kogi State Commissioner of Police Hakeem Busari revealed that Edicha aged 30 had confessed that he led the gang that burnt the house of Elder Simon Abuh which led to the death of his wife, Mrs Salome Abuh.
“The suspects further confessed that they were responsible for the series of armed robbery incidents in Ochadamu and its environs,” he added.
However, during an interview with the leader of the gang, Ocholi Edicha by newsmen, Edicha said that they had issues with the woman before the election day. While admitting that he is a staunch supporter of the ruling party, the prime suspect, however, distanced himself from the killing of the PDP women leader.
Meanwhile, the five other suspects paraded by the command exonerated themselves from the killing. According to them, they were petty thieves who are known for robbing the neighbourhood of their belongings.
This was also confirmed by the prime suspect Edicha, who said:” I don’t know these people they are parading”.