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Court sentences killer of Kogi PDP women leader, Salome Abuh to 12 years in prison

A Excessive Courtroom 1 sitting in Kogi State has sentenced one Ocholi Edicha to 12 years and 6 months in jail for the grotesque homicide of Mrs Salome Abuh, in the course of the 2019 governorship election.

Recall that the state Police Command arrested six suspects in reference to the incident.

The six suspects paraded had been Ocholi Edicha, Adamu Haruna, Onu Egbunu, Musa Alidu, Attai Haruna and Attah Ejeh.

The Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Busari had stated Edicha aged 30 confessed that he led the gang that burnt the home of Elder Simon Abuh which led to the dying of his spouse, Mrs Salome Abuh.

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Following the event, Edicha was on Tuesday arraigned earlier than Justice Ajayi who sentenced him to 12 years in jail.

The prosecuting counsel, Barr. Otigbe Joseph, nevertheless, moved in opposition to the ruling, including that it wasn’t sufficient punishment for the offences dedicated which bothered on killing.

Justice Ajayi whereas delivering Judgement, held that the oral testimony and eye witness account alongside assertion made to the Nigeria Police was ample to safe the conviction of the defendant.

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He convicted the suspect for culpable murder not punishable with dying and sentenced him to 12 years and 6 months in jail for the offence.

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