Lawyer pe­ti­tions IGP over PDP chieftain’s mur­der

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By John Chuks Azu

An Abuja-based lawyer In­no­cent Daa’gba has pe­ti­tioned the In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice (IGP), Solomon Arase to ur­gently in­ter­vene in the case of the killing of Hon. Atoza Ihin­dan in Benue State.

Ihin­dan, a chieftain of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) in the state, was shot by sus­pected as­sas­sins while in­spect­ing a piece of land in Katsina-Ala, Benue State on July 17.

Daa’gba, who is coun­sel to the son of the de­ceased Terfa Ihin­dan, claimed that at­tempts have been made to com­pro­mise in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the crime.

The lawyer stated that the case file of the mat­ter, which was thrown away by de­tec­tives han­dling the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, was re­cov­ered by a taxi driver on Septem­ber 25.

He said the driver re­vealed how the of­fi­cers, who al­legedly dis­carded the case file, were dropped off by a man rid­ing in a jeep on that day. The driver used a num­ber in the file to trace an aide of the de­ceased.

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