The family of the Late Atoza Ihindan, a PDP stalwart and a caucus chairman of the PDP in Benue Northeast Senatorial district has accused the Chief Secuirty officer governor Samuel Ortom, Superintendent of Police, Dickson Orlu Pawa, who was also Aide De Camp to former Governor Gabriel Suswam for seven years five months and one Mr. Mosese Anaana popularly known as Anaana J as the masterminds of his father’s assassination.
In a press statement signed by son to the late Atoza, Hon. Terfa Atoza Ihindan he said; “my father had gone out to inspect the perimeter fence of a property within Katsina-Ala town last Friday in company of a police escort and aide before two hired killers who rode on a motorcycle, came and shot him at close range. He died on the spot.”
Speaking further he said; “I condemn the dastardly act and call on all well meaning citizens of this country to join me in doing so, particularly that my father did not do anything to warrant being assassinated.”
“While the police are doing their best to unearth the identity of the killers, I am constrained to state that I strongly suspect Superintendent of Police, Dickson Orlu Pawa, the Chief Security Officer to Governor Samuel Ortom who was the Aide De Camp to former Governor Gabriel Suswam for seven years five months and Mr. Moses Anaana, (alias Anaana J.) as the masterminds of my father’s assassination, Atoza’s son said.”
According to Terfa he said has already filed a petition to the Inspector General of Police stating his reasons why he suspects these men over the death of his father.
“I am particularly distressed about the political assassinations in Nigeria. The killing of people because of political differences is reprehensible and does not help our efforts to build democracy in this country. Human life is sacred and those that deprive other humans of their life should be held to account for their crimes. I call on you to assist me to bring the killers of my father to book and to be vigilant so that together we can put away this sad horrendous activity from our national life,” he said.