Hours after the Nigeria Police Force said it would not be parading the killers of a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Vice Marshall Alex Badeh, a video has gone viral purportedly showing one of the killers making a confession.
WuzupNaija had earlier, on Thursday, reported that the Police postponed the presentation of the five suspects arrested in connection with Badeh’s killing indefinitely so as not to jeopardise ongoing investigation into the case.
But a video showing a suspect, who identified himself simply as Shaibu Rabi, has gone viral on social media.
In the video, the suspect who spoke in Hausa 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 added that they planned to waylay the former CDS and robbed him of the money, but not to kill him.
The 25-year-old suspect said after killing Badeh, he and his friends stole a bag which contained a huge sum of money.
Rabi said in a The Punch report,
“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.
“But 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.”
When asked if the money was in naira or foreign currency, the suspect said it was in naira.
He added that they were able to abduct Badeh’s friend who was in the car.