By Gift Samuel, The Sight News
The Nigerian Air Force Personnel, Aircraftman (ACM) Kalu Bernard who shot and killed late Aircraftwoman(ACW) Oladipupo Sholape on 12 March 2017 at the NAF Base, Makurdi has been found guilty of murder and sentenced to death by hanging.
The General Court Martial (GCM) sitting at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base in Makurdi gave the judgement and so brought to an end, months of the GCM trial of the unfortunate shooting incident involving the two NAF personnel.
Delivering the judgement on Tuesday,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.
On the other hand, 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 successful conclusion of the GCM is a validation of the NAF’s earlier assurance to the general public that justice would be served to all concerned parties in the matter.