Wantor Akwa, the wife of the late Gana, said that her late husband was not an evil man and wanted to work for God before he was killed by the Nigerian army.
Gana, who was considered the most wanted criminal in Benue State, was killed after handing over his weapons on Tuesday.
The state governor, Samuel Ortom, insisted that Gana was on his way to government headquarters with others when he was intercepted and killed.
Akwa, who spoke to journalists in Abuja on Thursday, also said that her husband was on his way to sign a peace agreement with the Benue state government before his death.
She said that Gana was ready to sign the peace agreement because the senator representing the northeastern Benue, Gabriel Suswam, told her that he was involved.
“I spoke to him on Saturday and he told me that he would ask for amnesty and that he was tired of the life he was living.
“He told me that he had worked too long and that he wanted to work for God and be a free man. My husband was not a bad person. I am not saying this because I am his wife. My husband was not a bad man,” Akwa said.