A suspect arrested allegedly for killing former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd) has revealed why the general was killed.
25-year-old Shuaibu Rabo while being interrogated by Police said Badeh was killed in an attack to rob him of money meant for the purchase of a new farmland, Daily Trust reports.
Rabo explaining how the incident happened said: “One day, Yaya went to Gitata market and met Ciroma who gave him a hint that the retired general (Badeh) had bought new farmland and he was bringing the money on a particular day.”
He said Ciroma then told Yaya that they should plan on how to go and rob them of the money. He said on the day of the incident, they laid an ambush along the road. He said it was Ciroma who confirmed Badeh’s vehicle when it was approaching.
“We blocked the road. And some of us were trailing his car. When he reached us, he (Badeh) did not show any intention of turning back. In fact, he acted as if he was going to knock Ciroma down. When Ciroma realized that, he jumped off the road and opened fire on him (Badeh). Thereafter, we ransacked the vehicle and carried a bag of money in local currency.’
Meanwhile, Police on Thursday during a press conference at the Force Headquarters in Abuja postponed the parade of five suspects arrested in connection to the murder of the former CDS.