Aircraftman To Die By Hanging For Killing Colleague

Aircraftman To Die By Hanging For Killing Colleague

The General Court Martial (GCM) sitting at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base in Makurdi has sentenced Aircraftman (ACM) Bernard Kalu to death by hanging.

He is to die for killing his female colleague late Aircraftwoman (ACW) Sholape Oladipupo.

Delivering the judgment on Tuesday, 15 August 2017, the President of the GCM, Group Captain Elisha Bindul, found ACM Kalu guilty of the charges of murder, house breaking, impersonation, failure to perform military duty, loss of service property and disobedience to standing orders.
The verdict is, however, subject to confirmation by the Convening Authority.

Speaking after the judgment, the Defence Counsel, expressed dissatisfaction with the verdict, adding that if the Convening Authority did not review the verdict, he would appeal to a higher court.

The ruling brought to an end months of the GCM’s trial of the unfortunate shooting incident involving the two NAF personnel.

ACM Kalu shot and killed ACW Oladipupo on 12 March 2017 at the NAF Base, Makurdi.

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