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Air Force personnel to die for killing girlfriend

In what could be term a quick dispensation of justice, a General Court Martial (GCM) has sentence to death a Nigerian Air Force personnel who allegedly killed his colleague, Air Craft Woman Sholape Oladipupo.
The NAF personnel Air Craft Man (ACM) Bernard Kalu was found guilty murder, house breaking, impersonation, failure to perform military duties, loss of service property and disobedience to standing orders.
He was convicted to die by hanging by the courtmartial headed by Group Captain Elisha Bundul after a trial that commenced in March 2017, shortly after the Airman allegedly killed his colleague who was also said to be his lover.
Recall that the deceased was shot dead at the Air Force Base in Makurdi on Sunday, March 12, 2017 by her jealous lover, Aircraft man, on allegation of being promiscuous.
Before delivering judgment, the Judge Advocate Flight Lieutenant M.A Umoh while reading out the 70-page findings of the court , listed the eight-count charges against the 21-year-old Kalu to include murder, house breaking, impersonation, attempted murder, among others.
The defence counsel, Abimiku Ewuga, urged the court to temper justice with mercy, saying the accused was his family breadwinner.
The President of the court, Gp. Capt. Elisha Bindul, who found the accused guilty in six out of the eight counts and sentenced him to death by hanging, subject to the confirmation of the conveying authority.
The Defence Counsel, however, expressed dissatisfaction with the verdict, adding that if the Convening Authority did not review the verdict, he would appeal to a higher court. The judgment brought to an end, months of the GCM trial of the unfortunate shooting incident involving the two NAF personnel.

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