Yesterday, news hit the internet that an air force lieutenant Kalu B.A had killed himself and his lover, Solape Oladipupo also an airwoman, because she was allegedly cheating on him in Markudi, Benue state.
The Nigerian Air Force has confirmed the news and arrest of Kalu, contrary to reports speculating that Kalu killed himself because of his last Facebook post which read, “My last night as an airman. Ask about me later and hear my story, you will be surprised.”
Earlier on Saturday, he had written: “RIP young blood… I wish myself that.”
And early on Sunday, he wrote: “4:36,” probably in reference to the time he took her life before his.
The sad incident happened on Saturday at the NAF Tactical Air Command, Makurdi, Benue State.
It was learnt that the lady who hailed from Badagry, popularly referred to as Shomzy, was allegedly shot dead by Kalu after he accused her of having a romantic affair with other men.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, said investigations were ongoing into the matter to ascertain the motives of the suspect.
He said, “An airman and an airwoman were involved. They had a love relationship which resulted in the shooting. We do not yet know what transpired between them.
“She was initially rushed to NAF hospital, but when it was beyond their control, she was transferred to the state hospital where she died. The body has been recovered to our base now.
“The boy (Kalu) has been arrested. He did not die. The post on the social media is mere speculation. He is alive and in custody. Investigations are ongoing into the incident. We will unravel the circumstances that led to the incident.”
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