The police in Adamawa state are currently investigating the death of the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bare ward in the Numan Local Government Area, Adamawa State, Charles Chrisanthus, who was allegedly attacked by suspected herdsmen on August 29th. The herdsmen according to reports, killed him in front of his wife, Dorcas, beheaded him and then took off with his head.
The distraught wife who went to the State Criminal Investigation Department to lodge her complaint on Tuesday, narrated to Punch how her husband was killed in her presence.
“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,” she said.
Dorcas accused the state Criminal Investigation Department of shielding some of her husband’s killers whom they have arrested but allowed to go seek medical attention at an undisclosed hospital.
“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.
Confirming the attack, the Police Public Relations officer in the state, Musa Habibu, insisted that some of the alleged perpetrators of the crime were in custody, adding that investigation into the incident was ongoing. Asked about the suspects allegedly receiving medical attention in a hospital, the spokesman said
“A suspect has a right to medical attention if he is sick. 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. But if they said one of those arrested is receiving medical attention, a suspect has a right to medication if he’s truly sick, it could be but I don’t have that information,”