Kogi election: ‘Murder of my wife, Salome Abuh was premeditated’ – Husband demands justice over death of PDP Women Leader – Daily Post Nigeria

The of the late Mrs Salome Acheju Abuh, the of the Peoples , , in Ochadamu Ofu Local Area of , who was allegedly burnt to by suspected political thugs, has called for justice in the case.

, in a statement issued by Elder Simeon Babani Seidu Abuh (JP), husband of the late PDP Women Leader, noted that the brutal of Mrs. Salome Abuh and the destruction of properties were premeditated.

The statement explained that the culprits were known to the , stressing, “On Saturday, 16th of November 2019, at the Ochadamu Primary Polling Unit, one Ocholi Edicha in the of boys told me that he was going to deal with my younger brother, Gowon Abuh, who is a strong supporter of the PDP, that He (Ocholi Edicha) and others were in the payroll of GYB 4+4.

“He (OCHOLI EDICHA) further said that this is for the and is nothing that anyone can do about it. I politely told him that was no need for this that we are , we all drank the same flowing river, went to the same playing ground in the community and we shall still remain in the same community, notwithstanding.”

The husband of late Mrs Salome Acheju Abuh added, “After casting my ballots, I headed , leaving my wife behind to the electoral process. After some , My brother Gowon ran back home to inform me that “ Ocholi Edicha was beating my wife where she was sitting under a shade observing the process and when He (Gowon Abuh) and other tried to intervene, He (Ocholi Edicha) attempted to stab him (Gowon Abuh) and he had to run back home.

“As we were still talking one Elder Salami Agbali brought my wife on his to our compound and advised that we rush her to . I took her to Holy Memorial Ochadamu where she was attended to by one Dr. Agama.”

He further explained, “After the election, I returned to where I reside leaving her behind to rest for few days as advised by the . I was constantly on phone with her. On Monday, 18th of November at about 12am my younger brother from Lokoja, Pst. Mark Abuh, called me that there was trouble at home. That Ocholi Edicha and others were in a drinking joint close to our boasting on how they were going to deal with Gowon, our younger brother who narrowly escaped from their attack on Saturday.

“According to his report , Gowon’s Son, overheard them boasting and pleaded with them on his father’s behalf to forget about the incident. At this point one of them, Zekeri Awalu, picked up a bottle and started pursing , while pursing he tripped and fell on his own knife which was stocked around his waist and unfortunately injured himself on the thigh while ran home to inform his father (Gowon Abuh) of what had ensued meanwhile, Zekeri Awalu was rushed to Holy Memorial Hospital at Ochadamu.”

He explained that after with his brother, Mark Abuh, he immediately put a call home to Ojonugwa Alhassan, his cousin who told me he was at the hospital where the injured person was being attended to.

“According to him, the hospital, after administering was requesting for a report before further . While the were waiting for the police report, of the injured got agitated and moved him to another hospital where he lost his .

“When the of his death filtered into the town, angry APC Supporters came to the town chanting GYB 4+4, and shooting sporadically. People scampered for their lives and the APC Supporters headed to my house where my wife was resting unaware of what was happening in the community, the supporters surrounded my house shooting sporadically and further set the house ablaze and burnt my wife to death and completely burnt down the entire buildings in my compound. Afterwards the APC supporters headed to four other houses in the community who are known PDP Supporters and burnt down their houses,” he explained.

me conclude , that the attack on my wife on Saturday was a premeditated one and carried out on Monday, 18th November 2019 when my wife and mother of my were resting in our family house.

“I hereby appeal for justice to prevail over this gruesome murder of my wife and loss of properties,” he noted.

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