Suspects involved in the murder of Alex Badeh (retd.), the immediate past chief of defence staff are set to be paraded by the Nigeria Police Force. The suspects will be paraded at the headquarters of the NPF in Abuja on Thursday, December 27.
“We have made a breakthrough in the case and we’ve arrested suspects who will be paraded on Thursday,” a source told Punch. The former CDS was killed in the evening of December 18, 2018 while returning from his farm.
Meanwhile, security sources refuted reports that late Alex Badeh met with chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari Abba Kyari, in Aso Villa, three weeks before his death. A top security source said from available records, there was no evidence that Badeh visited Aso Villa in the last one month.
“For visitors to Aso Villa, there must be evidence of visit as there are daily records of activities such as signing of visitor’s register. “From our findings, there is no iota of truth in the report that the late Badeh visited Aso Villa in the last one month.
“We have checked all the security records and there is nothing to prove that the late Badeh visited Aso Villa,” the source said. Also, while reacting to the killing of the former defence boss, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, president of the Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AISSON), urged the directorate of Air Provost of the Nigerian Air Force to lead investigation of the murder of the former defence chief.
Alex Sabundu Badeh (November 7, 1957 – December 18, 2018) was a four star flag officer of the Nigerian Air force who served as the 18th Chief of Air Staff and the 15th Chief of Defence Staff of the armed forces of Nigeria. He was shot dead on Tuesday, 18 December 2018.