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.