Court jails six NAF Officers over murder of ex-CDS,Badeh

Late ex-CDS, Alex Badeh

A General Court Martial held in Abuja has jailed six Nigerian Air Force personnel, who were aides to the former Chief of Defence Staff, Late Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh.

It could be recalled that on December 18, 2018, the former CDS Alex Badeh was killed by some gunmen on his way back from his farm along Gitata-Keffi Highway in Nasarawa State. The conviction of the aides was confirmed in a statement issued on Saturday by NAF, Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola.

The statement said six air force personnel were on Friday awarded various sentences by the GCM which sat at the NAF Base, Bill Clinton Drive, Abuja.

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The convicted personnel are; Squadron Leader Tom Gwani, Flight Sergeant Amu David, Flight Sergeant Philemon Degema, Flight Sergeant Sabo Simon, Sergeant Mukhtar Abdullahi and Sergeant Alfred Alexander.

Though the statement did not specify their jail terms but said four of the personnel were detailed to provide armed escort for the late CDS while the two others were detailed for guard duty at his house.

It could be recalled that Nigerian Police Force, operatives of the Department of State Services and the military had thereafter arrested about 14 suspects in connection with the murder, who confessed that they were on a robbery and kidnapping operation.