An air force man, B.A. Kalu, who was alleged to have shot dead his female colleague and lover, Solape Oladipupo, is undergoing a psychiatric test, Kenvibes News has learnt.
This is just as sources in the Nigerian Air Force told our correspondent that the suspect, an aircraft man, would be dismissed from the service after facing a disciplinary panel.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, who confirmed the psychiatric test to our correspondent on Monday, said the air force would also ascertain whether Kalu acted under the influence of drugs.
Sources at the NAF Tactical Air Command, Makurdi, Benue State, where the incident occurred, told Kenvibes News that after Kalu’s dismissal, he would be handed over to the police as a civilian, adding that he had already owned up to the crime.
One of the sources, said, “Kalu killed his girlfriend and he has admitted it. What the panel is investigating is to unravel the circumstances that led to the incident. The whole essence of that investigation is to prevent a recurrence, not to exonerate someone who has already admitted guilt.”
Kenvibes News had reported on Monday that Kalu and Oladipupo, aka Shomzy, a native of Badagry, Lagos State, had had a romantic affair which lasted for months, after they met on a parade ground.
It was also reported that Kalu allegedly shot dead his lover on Saturday at the air force base after accusing her of having a romantic affair with other men. The aircraft man was thereafter arrested and detained at the base.
A suicide note reportedly written by Kalu emerged on some social media thereafter, in which he allegedly said only idiots would call him a fool for his action.
The NAF spokesman, Group Captain Famuyiwa, said the family of the deceased airforce woman had been contacted and condoled with.