Wife of the murdered Kogi State Polytechnic lecturer, Mrs Elizabeth Abimaje, has called on the State Government to set up a judicial panel to unravel the death of her husband.
Mrs Abimaje made this appeal during the one year remembrance anniversary of the late Nathaniel Abimaje which took place at the polytechnic campus in the state capital.
The Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja has resumed after the ethnic clash between the Egbiras and Igala, but Abimaje, a chief lecturer with the polytechnic, was murdered on the night of April 19, 2013 on at the campus when he went to mediate between clashing tribes.
Mrs Abimaje, however, said that her husband was murdered by some powerful elements on campus, who she claimed only hid under the student’s riot to perpetrate the act.
She also alleged that her husband was called out to be killed by someone who is a staff of the institution.
Taking Channels Television to the scene where her husband was killed, Mrs Abimaje described how the incident all happened before she found her husband’s body.
Reacting to Abimaje’s claims, the Rector of the polytechnic, Professor Mathew Ajibero, said that the polytechnic had gone extra mile to make sure that the late lecturer’s family was well catered for, including accommodation, and up keep, and a hall had been named after the late Abimaje.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the institution’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Mr Akowe Joel and the Chaplain General, Sam Keddy Balogun, expressed disappointment that the institution was yet to unravel the murder of the late Abimaje, who they described as one of the best lecturers the polytechnic had.
Family members, friends and relations, gathered at the convocation square of the polytechnic, to mark his one year remembrance.