The Nigeria Police Force on Thursday, announced it has arrested five suspects for their alleged involvement in the killing of a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Vice Marshall Alex Badeh.
Speaking at a press brifeing today, the Spokesman of the force, Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood, who refused to give the names of the suspects, said two out of the five suspects arrested actively participated in the killing while the remaining three suspects acted as accomplices.
Moshood said the postponement of the parade would help the investigators to arrest fleeing members of the gang.
“The suspects arrested actively participated in the killing of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh. On the directive of the IGP, the Police Joint Investigation Team set up by the IGP were mandated within the shortest possible time to arrest all those responsible for the killing of the Badeh on the 18th of December, 2018 in Nasarawa State.
“Two principal suspects who participated in the killing of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh and three other suspects connected to the crime carried out on the 18th of December, 2018 have been arrested by the Intelligence Response Team of the IGP and the Special Tactical Squad. The suspects are currently in Police custody and undergoing investigation. The public should also know that the investigation into the killing is being intensified to arrest other suspects who are still at large.
“It is of significant note and for the public to be aware that the parade of the two suspects and the three other gang members will not come up today so as not to jeopardize the ongoing investigation.
“While the suspects will be paraded before the media and the public upon the completion of investigation into this matter, the Nigeria Police Force will not relent and will leave no stone unturned in getting to the root of the killing and bringing all perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice.”
Meanwhile one of the suspects, Shauibu, in a trending video, disclosed how they killed the former military chief. Twitter user, @DiplomaticSan interpreted the suspects account which was given in Hausa language.
— Saleh Shehu Ashaka (@AshakaSaleh) December 27, 2018