The All Progressives Congress (APC), Edo state chapter has urged the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, to bring a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Godwin Obaseki, after he allegedly shot dead one Mrs. Yado Odogbo, a member of the APC on Saturday, 19 September 2020 in Nikorogha Ward, Ovia South-West local government area of the state.
A statement released by the Director of Communication and Media, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation John Mayaki said “The gruesome killing of Odogbo in Unit 6 Nikorogha Ward was just one of very many despicable, callous and violent acts foisted by the PDP across parts of the state to win the Saturday’s election at all cost.
From Uhunmwode, Urhonigbe North, to Orhionmwon, Oredo, Egor, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government, and several other places in Edo Central and Edo North, INEC officers ran away, while voters took to their heels for dear lives as a result of sporadic shootings by PDP agents of death”.
The statement said that the PDP thugs came to the voting centre but when they cited an APC Member called Pastor Bishop, they started to shoot at him.
“It is during the shooting that Odogbo was sighted and shot at the head, dying instantly”, the statement said,
It added that her family who are strong APC members wrote a petition to Zone 5 and Zone 5 officers have gone to Asaba to arrest the suspected killer, alleged to be Obaseki’s SSA on Security.
“The blood of Odogbo cries for justice. Those who shot her, making her grisly and ghastly remains the subject of pitiful attention for almost one hour as police officials were being awaited to evacuate the same, must be served justice of equal weight.
”As a party, we have done everything possible to stop our enraged members from taking laws into their hands. Pastor Ize-Iyamu has been busy in the last few days visiting and appealing to the bereaved family, as well as those who suffered injuries in whatever way, to exercise restraint, promising them justice and pledging support.