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Alex Badeh Murder: Six Air Force Personnel Suffers Different Degree Of Jail Terms

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The General Court Martial (GCM) sitting in Abuja, has sentenced six Nigerian Air Force Personnel for criminal conspiracy, dereliction of duty over the gruesome murder of former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh.

The sentences are however subject to confirmation by the Appropriate Superior Authority.

The convicted Officers were Squadron Leader Tom Gwani, Flight Sergeant Amu David, Flight Sergeant Philemon Degema, Flight Sergeant Sabo Simon, Sergeant Mukhtar Abdullahi and Sergeant Alfred Alexander.

Four of the personnel were detailed to provide armed escort for the late CDS, while two others were detailed for guard duty at his residence.

Badeh was killed on the 18 of December 2018 by unknown gunmen along Gitata-Keffi Highway in Nasarawa State, while returning from his farm.

In a statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, while delivering his judgment, the President of the GCM, Air Commodore David Aluku, pronounced the six accused personnel guilty of various charges including failure to perform Military duties, by absconding from the convoy of the deceased former CDS while it came under attack, as well as conduct to the Prejudice of Service Discipline, for giving false statements.

According to the statement, the charges against the accused also included other Civil Offences of Criminal Conspiracy and Miscellaneous Offences Relating to Property, for illegally disposing of 79 rounds of 5.56mm live ammunition issued for the protection of the late CDS, among others”.

It added that, “on the count of aiding and abetting, two of the personnel were found not guilty, while the other four personnel who were detailed to provide armed escort were handed various sentences.

“While pleading in mitigation, the Defence Counsels urged the Court to show leniency, describing the accused persons as first time offenders.

“The sentences were announced as being subject to confirmation by the Appropriate Superior Authority”.

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FUTA Deputy Registrar Killed By Unknown Gunmen

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One of the Deputy Registrar of the Federal University of Technology Akure[FUTA], Dr Amos Arijesuyo has been confirmed dead by the school Authority.

Arijesuyo died from the complications sustained from the gun shots attack suffered on Ilesa/ Akure expressway while returning from Ibadan around 5:30 in the evening.

The victim was ambushed by unknown gunmen who were suspected to be hired Assailants who fired several gunshots at his vehicle that is conveying five persons but bullets hit Dr Arijesuyo and his Driver in the process.

In a statement released by the school Public Relations Officer, Mr Adegbenro Adejumo, said the Driver managed to drive the vehicle from the scene to their destination while both of them were rushed to take immediate medical attention. While the Driver is still recovering from the gunshots attack, Dr Arijesuyo lost his life on Saturday in the process.

Before his death, Dr Arijesuyo was the Head, guidance and counselling department of the Institution.

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Nigeria Police Redeploy Commissioners

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The Inspector General of Police has approved the redeployment of some Police Commissioners across the country.

The Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Aremu Adeniran, made the announcement on January 8, at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

While speaking, he said Kebbi State- CP Adeleke Adeyinka Bode, mni; SPU,FHQ,Abuja – CP Maku; Sokoto State – CP Ali Janga Aji; Armament,FHQ,Abuja – CP OhikereS. Idris, fsi; CMDT Police College Ikeja – CP Daniel Skari-Pedro,mni; Port Authority Police – CP John o.Amadi, mni; Oyo State – CP Ngozi Onadeko, fdc; Enugu State – Mohammadu Ndatsu Aliyu; Border Patrol. FHQ, Abuja – CP Haladu Musa Rosamson, fdc; cross River State – cp sikiru Akande; Ebonyi State – CP AbubaakarUmar Bature; Department of Operations,FHQ – CP Yusuf Ahmed; Adamawa State – CP Aliyu Adamu Alhaji; Training and Department – CP Babaita Ishola; Imo State – CP Nasiru Mohammed; CMDT Police Detective College Enugu – CP Alexander Nengi Wannang; Delta State – CP Ari Mohammed Ali; Counter Terrorism Unit,FHQ, Abuja – cp Olofu Tony Adejoh; Peace Keeping, FHQ, Abuja – CP Sadiq Idris Abubakar; Force Public Relations Officer – CP Frank Mba.

According to him, he said the postings takes immediate effect.

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Chidinma Omar Set Ablaze By His Girl Friend Confirmed Dead By The Police

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Chidinma Omah, who was set ablaze by his girl friend in Makurdi, Benue State has been confirmed dead by the Nigeria Police.

The Police Public relations Officer in the State, Catherine Anene, confirmed the death of Omah as a result of injuries sustained burns during the mayhem that was unleashed on him by his girl friend identified as Alex Esther.

The information gathered was that the 18 year girl friend might have drugged Omar before setting the room ablaze.

The police Pubic relations office confirmed that Omar gave up the ghost at the Federal Medical Center, [FMC] Markurdi at about 10 am on Monday while the accused girlfriend has been transfer to the State headquarters of the police for more questioning.

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