The Women Leader of Wada Aro Campaign Council, Ochadamu ward was burnt alive in her home by suspected thugs on Monday, days after the state’s guber election the APC won.
Acheju Abuh was burnt to death around 2 in the afternoon after the suspects sprayed petrol on the building, blocked all exits, and shot at the building sporadically.
Neighbours, terrified, watched from a distance.
The Kogi State Police Command confirmed the incident through its Public Relations Officer, William Aya.
According to Aya, there was a misunderstanding between one Awolu Zekeri, a member of the All Progressives Congress; and one Gowon Simeon, a member of the PDP, both of Ochadamu ward.“Gowon Simeon stabbed Zekeri with a knife and he died on his way to hospital.
“As a result, angry youths in the area mobilised to the house of one Simeon Abuh of same address, who is an uncle to the suspect, set it ablaze (and) thereby burnt one Salome Abuh, aged 60 years. Three other houses were also burnt.
“The corpse has been moved to the University Teaching Hospital Mortuary Anyigba for autopsy,” he said.