The Nigeria Police Force said some suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd).
The former CDS was killed in the evening of December 18 , 2018 while returning from his farm along Abuja – Keffi road.
One of the suspects identified as Shaibu from Bade, Yobe state, confessed that they tried to rob the ex-military man of his cash and killed him in the process.
He said his elder brother Ciroma came from the market and told him that he got intel that old soldier(Badeh) has bought another land and would be coming to make payment so so day. They decided to waylay him and collect the money.
Those that had arms blocked the car in front while the others followed them from behind in case they try to turn. Badeh’s driver opted to charge through and Ciroma opened fire on them. They opened the car and saw a lot of cash which he couldn’t confirm how much was inside.
The murder, which raised a lot of concern on the security situation in the country occurred after Badeh’s Toyota Tundra truck was riddled with bullets, killing only him out of the three occupants of the vehicle.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force on Thursday postponed the presentation of suspected killers of late former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, to newsmen in Abuja.
The force Spokesman, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, who made the disclosure while addressing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, said five suspects were arrested for alleged involvement in the crime.
Mr Moshood said that the decision to postpone the presentation of the suspects to the media was to prevent other members of the gang from escaping.
“It is of significance to note that the presentation of the two suspects and the three other gang members will not come up today so as not to jeopardise the ongoing investigation,”he said.