One of those arrested in connection with the killing of a former Chief of Defense Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, Shuaibu Rabi, has confessed to the crime.
The suspect gave the details of the killing in a video of his grilling by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Response Team, headed by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.
The video was exclusively obtained by The PUNCH.
Rabi, who spoke in Hausa, according to The PUNCH, said the attack on Badeh was simply robbery gone wrong.
He said: “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 we opened the bag, the money was beyond what I had ever seen before.”
Bade was killed on December 18, 2018 on his way back from his farm in Nasarawa State.