- 15 murder suspects who allegedly took part in the gruesome killing of former CDS, Alex Badeh, were paraded by the Defence Headquarters on Wednesday, July 3
- Efforts are being made to trace the whereabouts of five more suspects
- Two AK 47 rifles, a Dane gun and other dangerous weapons were recovered from the homes of the suspects
- The individuals will be formally handed over to the appropriate agency for further investigation and prosecution
15 murder suspects who allegedly took part in the gruesome killing of the former chief of defence staff, late Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd), were paraded by the Defence Headquarters on Wednesday, July 3.
The development was made public in a Facebook post released by the acting director of Defence Information, Col Onyema Nwachukwu.
Legit.ng gathers that the chairman of the Joint Investigation Panel, Major General Bamidele Shafa, who spoke at the event, disclosed that a total of 20 persons directly participated in the murder of the late CDS.
He said efforts are being made to trace the whereabouts of the remaining suspects, and that they would be apprehended.
According to Shafa, Badeh’s murder was “criminal and does not have any political undertone.”
He added that: “Aside the killing of the retired senior Airforce officer, the suspects also admitted to the kidnap of one Engineer Joseph Okpetu who was with the former CDS and was later released after the payment of a two million naira ransom.”
Maj Gen Shafa also disclosed that two AK 47 rifles , a Dane gun and other dangerous weapons were recovered from the homes of the suspects.
According to Defence Headquarters, the prime suspect paraded and leader of the gang was one Aliyu Usman aka Chiroma, 35, Shuaibu Rabo, 25, who was the second in command and Musa Muhammed aka Alhaji Lamido Tahara, 45, who was the third in command.
The mastermind and facilitator of the crime was identified as Ibrahim Abdullahi aka Baba, 30, while the biker who conveyed the gang to carry out the crime was one Yahaya Nuhu, 18.
Shafa said immediately after their parade before newsmen, the suspects will be formally handed over to the appropriate agency for further investigation and prosecution.
Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that 14 suspects were arrested by detectives from the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Abuja, and the Department of State Services (DSS), in connection with the murder of Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh.
The individuals were arrested by a joint investigative panel inaugurated by the chief of defence staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, following the incident in December 2018.
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