Police Arrests Killer of Former CDS
An armed robbery suspect , Shuaibu Rabi, yesterday said he took part in the murder of the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, because they wanted to rob him .
Rabi said this during an interrogation by policemen in Hausa language .
The suspect said he and his friends received information that Badeh was in possession of a huge sum of money which he wanted to use in purchasing a parcel of land in Nasarawa State .
He disclosed that after killing Badeh, he and his friends stole a bag which contained a huge sum of money.
His words “What happened was that , on a certain day , my elder brother went to a market, where he met with one Churuma . Churuma told him that he got information that an old soldier ( Badeh) wanted to buy a parcel of land but would be buying the land in cash.
“He said we would trail the soldier on that day and we would block him and collect the money . So , on that day , when we saw him coming Churuma signalled to us that it was him . Some of us stayed behind his vehicle in case he would want to reverse while Churuma stayed in front.”
He explained that “When he ( Badeh ) saw Churuma with a gun , he did not do like he wanted to reverse, he attempted to hit Churuma with his car but Churuma dodged to the side and then opened fire on him.
“After that , we opened the car and found a bag of money and went with it . When they opened the bag , the money was beyond what I had ever seen before .”
He added that they were able to abduct Badeh’ s friend who was in the car.