Thursday, December 20, 2018

Late Badeh's Wife On Her Way To Nigeria For Husband's Burial- Family

There are growing concerns on the circumstances surrounding last Tuesday’s murder of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex, given that all his four security aides who were with him at the time were left unhurt.

But his driver was not lucky as he was reportedly shot in the hand just as his farm manager, identified only as Engr. Joel was taken away by the alleged assassins.

It was gathered that the former Chief of Air Staff was the only one killed by the unknown gunmen Tuesday, on Keffi-Abuja Road.

Speaking to Vanguard, yesterday, at the deceased Abuja house, 2, Nelson Mandela Street, Asokoro, a family member, who did not want his name in print, said the killing of their brother was a clear case of assassination given the circumstance under which it happened.

“From what we have seen so far, it’s a clear case of assassination,” he said.

He condemned media report, which insinuated that the wife and children of the late Defence Chief abroad will likely not turn up for his burial to evade arrest and denial of subsequent return by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

“There’s no truth in what the media reported. In fact, as I speak to you, the wife is on her way to Nigeria. We are in pain and we beg that we be allowed to mourn our beloved brother in peace,” he said.