The Nigeria Police has postponed the presentation of suspected killers of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh to the media.
The police had earlier arranged Thursday for the presentation of alleged killers to newsmen.
Acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, the Nigeria Police Spokesman, revealed the postponement while addressing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, said five suspects were arrested for alleged involvement in the crime.
He said that the decision to postpone the presentation of the suspects to the media was to prevent other members of the gang from escaping.
“It is of significant to note that the presentation of the two suspects and the three other gang members will not come up today so as not to jeopardise the ongoing investigation,“he said.
The spokesman, who refused to give their names, said two out of the suspects actively participated in the killing, adding that the remaining three suspects played other roles in the crime.
Moshood said: “The two suspects arrested actively participated in the killing of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh,“.
He also said that the Inspector-General of Police had directed the Police Joint Investigation Team to arrest those responsible for the killing.
The spokeman also said that the suspects were currently in police custody and undergoing investigation.
“The public should also know that the investigation into the killing is being intensified to arrest other suspects who are still at large”.
“The force will not relent and will leave no stone unturned in getting to the root of the killing and bringing all perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice,“.