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Police Arrest  6 Suspected Killers of PDP Woman Leader in Kogi

Barely 24 hours after President Buhari’s order for the security agencies  to fish out the culprits behind the gruesome murder of a PDP women leader in Kogi state, the Nigerian Police have arrested six suspects.

The Kogi State police spokesperson, Williams Aya, a deputy superintendent of police, confirmed the arrests saying: “six suspects have been arrested while investigation was still ongoing.”

The 60-year-old Salome Abuh, who was the PDP women leader of Ochadamu Ward in Ofu Local Government Area of the state, had her house set on fire, while she was inside, by political thugs allegedly belonging to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) last week Monday.

The six suspects, Aya said, were brought in on Friday.

The suspects, according to the police spokesman, were already being interrogated to ascertain their level of involvement in the killing of the woman.

Aya said the outcome of the findings would be made public upon completion of investigation.  .

Presdent Buhari had on Sunday charged security agencies to ensure that those behind the killing should be brought to justice.

In a statement issued on Sunday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the president said he expected scrupulous investigation into the heinous murder.

The president decried whatever could spur anyone to take the life of another human being, particularly a woman, who was burnt to death in her home in the most gruesome manner.

He said justice must be served without fear or favour.

 

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