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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Airman who killed lover to die by hanging

The Nigerian Air Force has sentenced to death by hanging Airman Kalu Bernard , for killing his lover, Solape Oladipupo , aka Shomzy Shomzy, on March 12 , 2017 .

The judgment , which started 9 am on Tuesday, dragged till 4 pm when it was stood down before the panellists reconvened at 7 . 30 pm.

Reading out the 70 - page court findings , which lasted for about two hours , the Judge Advocate, Flight Lieutenant M . A. Umoh , listed the eight -count charges against 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, sentenced him to death by hanging , subject to the confirmation of the conveying authority .
Ewuga later told reporters that he would appeal the judgement .

Kalu had on March 12 , 2017 , killed Oladipupo at her Corporal and Below Quarters , Compound 9 , Air Force Base, Makurdi , on the suspicion that she was in a love relationship with another man .

He had broken into Oladipupo ’s home before shooting her in the neck at close range .

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