The family and associates of Ex-Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, who was gruesomely assassinated on December 18 along Abuja-Keffi Road on his way from his farm, alleges that the former general was killed by expert marksmen and not by hoodlums as being insinuated.
The Nigeria Police had few days ago paraded some suspects believed to have participated in the murder of Badeh.
Shuaibu Rabo, one of the suspects, who spoke regarding the incident, narrated how they killed the former CDS.
According to him, they blocked Badeh’s vehicle following information that he had in his possession huge sum of money he wanted to use in buying a land in Nasarawa State. He further stated that Badeh was killed when he attempted to resist being robbed.
His family however denied the story, accusing the police of purposely concocting false story to deceive the public.
One of Badeh’s undisclosed associate who spoke to Punch alleged that a crime scene analysis, the bullet’s trajectory, and pictures revealed that the retired general killers were experts assassins and not hoodlums.
He noted that the confessional video was a charade because Badeh was broke and could not have had such amount of money.
“As an intimate friend of the late CDS, I can tell you categorically that Badeh had no such money. He was very broke and could not pay his domestic staff and power bills. At a time, I volunteered to raise N50,000 to enable him to settle part of the bills, but he declined, saying he would harvest some crops on his farm and sell them to raise money.
“That was why he went to the farm to harvest the crops but he was ambushed and killed.
“He was very broke because all his accounts had been frozen by the court and his pension stopped. So, how could a man who could not pay his bills pay N2m for a farmland as claimed by the police investigation? That is stretching the lies too far.”
As reported by Punch, another friend of the former CDS claimed that he (Badeh) was planning to join the campaign team of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), before he was killed.
According to the undisclosed source, Ex-CDS Badeh had to delay the announcement of his political alliance because his lawyer asked him to suspend it and prepare for the opening of the defence of his corruption case on January 16 – 18, 2019.
He further purported that Badeh might have been murdered to prevent him from exposing in court those involved in the alleged sharing of arms money during his tenure as defence chief.