In Adamawa: Herdsmen decapitates PDP chairman

Charles Christsanthus, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Bare Ward in Numan Local Government Area, LGA, Adamawa State, has been beheaded by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Christsanthus was killed in his farm on August 29, 2018 according to his wife, Dorcas, who said the suspects after beheading him ran away with his head.

In an interview with the Punch, the widow of the slain politician also accused the police of shielding the killers of her husband.

Dorcas who spoke at the State Criminal Investigation Department where she had gone to lodge her complaint yesterday, said that only justice for her slain husband would bring her peace.

The woman said she was holding her four-month-old son and watched helplessly as the assailants hacked her husband to death.

She said, “His attackers led by our Fulani neighbours repeatedly stabbed him on the back and on his stomach before beheading my husband in our farm and made away with his head.”

Dorcas said she could identify her husband’s killers, insisting that the police were shielding them from answering for their crime.

“The police under the guise of allowing the suspects to seek medical attention are shielding those that killed my husband. The only thing I want is justice,” she stated.

The Police Public Relations officer in the state, Musa Habibu, insisted that some of the suspects were in custody, adding that investigation into the incident was ongoing.

Asked about the suspects allegedly receiving medical attention in a hospital, the spokesman simply retorted, “A suspect has a right to medical attention if he is sick.”

He added, “Some arrests have been made and those arrested are in police custody. I have had consultations with the assistant commissioner of police handling the issue who said arrest had been made.”

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