Palpable tension has gripped Auchi and environ following the release from Police custody one Salami Abibu, the prime suspect in the case of the gang that attacked a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Isa Ja Usman and some members of the party recently in Auchi.
According to reports made available to National Infinity, Abibu also known as Abomi, was reportedly arrested on Tuesday and handed over to the police at Agbede police station and was transferred to the Auchi Area Command headed by Ms. Oki Rita Emesim.
Based on suspected orders from above, the suspect was released by the Auchi Police Area Command.
This has created tension in Auchi and its surrounding communities and the family members of the victims of the attack have vowed to ensure that the matter is not swept under the carpet.
A relative of Usman and first daughter of the late Oba M. S. Momodu, Mrs Miriam Ohanmu told journalists that the assault on members of her family and community will not be allowed to be swept under the carpet.
“We will ensure that the perpetrators of the crime, no matter how highly they or their backers are, face the full wrath of the law,” she said.