Air Craftsman, Kalu Bernard Sentenced To Death For Killing Girlfriend
Air Craftsman, Kalu Bernard, of the Nigerian Air Force Ammamem unit, has been sentenced to death by hanging for killing his girlfriend and colleague, Miss Oladipupo Sholape.
The crime was committed on March 12, 2017 at he NAF Base, Makurdi.
His death sentence was handed down by the General Court Martial of the Nigerian Air Force has sentenced
It was a trial presided over by the President of the General Court Martial, Group Captain Elisha Bindul.
The trail was held at Makurdi, Benue State.
The defence had failed to prove Air Craftsman Benard’s innocence in the March 12 incident.
He was charged with murder, attempted murder, house break-in, losing service property and failure to perform his official duties.
The Air Force official shot dead Air Craftswoman Sholape for allegedly cheating on him.
“On the First charge of murder, contrary to section106 sub-section A of the Armed Forces Act Cap A20, Law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, the convict is sentenced to death by hanging”.
“On the Second charge of house break-in, contrary to section110 sub-section B of the Armed Forces Act Cap A20, Law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, the convict is sentenced to five years imprisonment”.
“To the Fourth charge of attempt to commit an offence, contrary to section 95 of the Armed Forces Act, Cap A20 of the Law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, the convict is sentenced to life imprisonment,” the president of the court said.
After the sentence was passed, the counsel to Air Craftsman Kalu Benard, Mr M Ewuga, said he would file an appeal.
He claims the Air Craftsman is innocent
of the charges and hopes that the court will review the verdict.
Mr Ewugu also accused the general court martial of not evaluating the evidence before it.
The court has not evaluated the evidence before her properly.
“The case of the defence is not considered by the court and in our own very candid opinion, the decision of this honourable court need to be tested and surely we are going to move to the court of appeal to consider this decision of the court today,” he told reporters.
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