20181220

Assassination Of Alex Badeh: Military, Police Go After Killers... his driver survived

The military and the police have launched a probe into the murder of a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh (retd) – an incident that has shocked eminent Nigerians.

Some crack detectives have been deployed in Nasarawa State by Inspector-General (IG) Idris Kpotun Ibrahim.

More details emerged yesterday on the murder of the former Chief of Air Staff, with the Nasarawa State Police Command confirming that his driver survived the attack.

A friend of Badeh, who was also in the car, was abducted by the gunmen.

The police and security agents are searching for the abducted friend. The details were contained in a statement on the preliminary investigation into the murder.

The statement said: “The former CDS suffered gunshot injury which resulted to his death, while his driver was injured and the said friend abducted.

“The corpse of the late Air Chief Marshal and the injured driver have been taken to Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Hospital, Abuja.”

The statement confirmed that the probe of the incident was ongoing with the visit to scene of the murder by the Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State Yahaya Bello and some senior military personnel.

The statement added: "Following the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, the Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State and some senior military personnel have visited the scene alongside IGP’s Intelligence Response Team ([RT) and Special Tactical Squad (STS), who are to carry out discrete investigation into the case.

“The Police Command, Nigerian Army and Air Force personnel led by Deputy Commissioner of Police are in the area immediately the incident occurred with a view to rescuing the abducted person and arrest the perpetrators of this dastardly act."

The Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State has called on members of the public with useful information that can aid the ongoing investigation to come forward with it or contact GSM lines 0803304I306 and 08033097663.

He said such information shall be treated with utmost confidentiality.

The Nation also learnt that pressure was being mounted on the deceased’s wife, Mary Iya Badeh and children to return to Nigeria for burial.

Members of the family relocated abroad following the investigation and trial of the former CDS.


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