Ex Defence Chief, Alex Badeh, Shot Dead.
Written by Boom Radio on December 19, 2018
A former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retired), has been shot dead.
According to a statement by the spokesperson of the Nigerian Air force, Air commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the retired officer was killed on the Abuja-Keffi Expressway on his way back from his farm.
In a statement via his twitter handle Daramola wrote: “It is with a heavy heart that I regretfully announce the unfortunate demise of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, who died today, 18 Dec 2018, from gunshot wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi Road
“On behalf officers, airmen and airwomen of the Nigerian Air Force, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar, commiserates with the family of the late former Chief of Defence Staff over this irreparable loss. We pray that the Almighty God grants his soul eternal rest.”
Badeh served as Nigeria’s chief of defence staff between January 2014 and July 2015.
He also served as Chief of Air Staff in 2012.
Until his death, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was prosecuting Badeh for allegedly diverting public funds meant for the purchase of weapons while in office.