- The family of the late former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, has said that it is possible that he foresaw his murder before it happened
- A member of the family, Julie Faruku, who said this on Sunday, January 20, added that Badeh was a peaceful and easy-going man
- Moreover, a family friend, Sarah Omakwu, a senior pastor of Family Worship Centre, said that the late air chief marshal's death was painful
The bereaved family of the late former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, has said that their beloved had no ill feeling with the government which was prosecuting him before he died.
A representative of the family, Julie Faruku, said this on Sunday, January 20, during the service of songs for the deceased Air Chief Marshal, Punch reports.
Faruku referred to Badeh as an easygoing and selfless in disposition, adding that it was possible that the deceased foresaw his death.
“One thing I want to say is that even when he was going through his trial, he was so peaceful about it. He came to our house very often and he never made any negative remark about what he was going through or whatever it was.
“I can tell you as an insider that he was very calm. Perhaps, we could say that he knew he was going to die and I can testify that he was not bitter towards anybody because if there was an element of bitterness, we would have known.
“He would come, watch television, and play games on his phone. Even when you tried to make him say something, he would be playing games on his phone. He would never ever say a word. I want to thank God that he lived a good life.
“The testimony is that he is with the Lord. We want to thank God for a life well spent. He reached the peak of his career to the glory of God and he has left his mark. Whether we say it or not, history will vindicate him,” she said.
Sarah Omakwu, a senior pastor of Family Worship Centre, who happens to be a family friend, said that Badeh's death will remain a painful memory for all who know him.
Omakwu said: “This is a very difficult one because when people are sick and die, you say they have rested. But when somebody is gunned down, it is hard. And when it was someone who was kind and peace-loving, it is even harder.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the family of Badeh had refuted claims by the suspects linked to their son's death that they killed him to seize alleged huge sums of money he had on him to buy farmland.
The family on Thursday, December 27, insisted that contrary to the claim, Badeh did not discuss any issue about the acquisition of land neither was he with up to N500 on the day he was killed.
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