- An aide-de-camp to Air Marshal Alex Badeh is facing trial along with 6 others over the killing of the former chief of defence staff
- A cited security report suggests that Badeh’s death was connected to an alleged lax by his security officials
- A security source notes that the military authorities recommended a court-martial to unravel the truth behind Badeh’s killing
Seven military men are facing a court-martial over the death of Air Marshal Alex Badeh, who was killed in an ambush on the Keffi - Abuja expressway in December 2018.
The Nation reports that among those being tried is an aide-de-camp (ADC) to the former chief of defence staff.
The newspaper stated that a security report suggested that Badeh’s death was connected to alleged security lax around the former chief of defence when he was shot dead.
Security sources told the newspaper that based on the report, the ADC and six others were recommended by the military authority for trial by a court-martial to unravel the truth behind Badeh’s killing.
The Nation said a source questioned why the route the late Badeh normally took from his farm to his residence was changed the day he was killed.
The source also queried why the aide-de-camp of the late military chief was reported not to be in the same car with his boss contrary to security protocol for such a highly-placed officer.
Another fault noted by the source was why the pilot vehicle was behind Badeh’s car instead of being in front in line with security procedures.
The source further noted that the security officials were said to have delayed in notifying the appropriate authorities about the attack on Badeh and the circumstances behind it.
Meanwhile, the charges filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the late Alex Badeh was dismissed months ago by an Abuja division of the Federal High Court.
The court presided over by Justice Okon Abang in its judgement on Monday, March 4, found Iyalikam Nigeria Limited, the company which is standing trial with late Badeh, guilty of the charges.
Premium Times reports that the court further ruled that all properties of the company in line with the 10-count amended charge should be forfeited to the federal government through the EFCC.
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