A High Court 1 sitting in Kogi State has sentenced Ocholi Edicha to 12 years and 6 months in prison for the gruesome murder of Mrs Salome Abuh, during the 2019 Governorship election.
The Kogi State Police Command arrested six suspects in connection with the incident. The six suspects were Ocholi Edicha, Adamu Haruna, Onu Egbunu, Musa Alidu, Attai Haruna and Attah Ejeh.
Ocholi Edicha, 30 confessed that he led the gang that burnt the house of Elder Simon Abuh which led to the death of his wife, Mrs Salome Abuh.
He was arraigned on Tuesday before Justice Ajayi who sentenced him to 12 years in prison.
The prosecuting counsel, Barr. Otigbe Joseph, however, moved against the ruling, adding that it wasn’t enough punishment for the offences committed which bothered on killing.
While delivering Judgement, the Judge held that the oral testimony and eye witness account alongside statement made to the Nigeria Police was sufficient to secure the conviction of the defendant.
The Judge insisted that the suspect was convicted for culpable homicide which is not punishable with death and sentenced him to 12 years and 6 months in prison for the offence.