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Court Jails Ocholi 12 Years For Murder Of Kogi PDP Woman Leader..State Lawyers Urge Stiffer Punishment

Lawyers from the state’s justice ministry and the Solicitor General’s office however disagreed with the judgment.

A High Court sitting in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital has sentenced one Ocholi Edicha to 12 and half years imprisonment for the murder of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) woman leader’s, Salome Abuh.

The court, presided over by Justice Ajayi, found Edicha guilty of the offences.

Edicha was arraigned before the court on the offences of criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, mischief by fire and culpable homicide.

Justice Ajayi said that he relied on the evidence and testimonies provided by the prosecution and police at the trial.

Lawyers from the state’s justice ministry and the Solicitor General’s office however disagreed with the judgment, describing the courts’ punishment as being not enough for the murder. They vowed to challenge the Court’s ruling.

The PDP women leader, Abuh was burnt alive at her home in Kogi state on November 18, 2019, in the aftermath of the state gubernatorial election. She was buried by her family on December 7, 2019.

The Kogi police command later arrested six suspects in connection with the incident, but Edicha was found guilty of committing the crime by the court.

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