Police arrest six linked to murder of Kogi Woman leader


The Kogi state command of the Nigeria Police Force on Monday said it has arrested six suspects in connection with the killing of Salome Abu,  a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP  at Ochadamu, Ofu local government area (LGA) of the state, on November 18.

Spokesman of the command, William Aya, announced this in Lokoja, the state capital.

Aya said that the suspects were brought in on Friday.

Abu, a former councillor and women leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was set ablaze on November 18 in her husband’s house at Ochadamu.

Aya said the police had started interrogating the suspects to ascertain their level of culpability in the death of the woman.

He said the outcome of the investigation would be made public as soon.

The development is coming hours after President Muhammadu Buhari directed the police to arrest the killers of Abu with a view to bringing them to justice.

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