The Nigerian Air Force has sentenced Airman Kalu Bernard to death by hanging, for killing his girlfriend, Solape Oladipupo, aka Shomzy Shomzy.
Oladipupo Solape, was allegedly killed on Sunday, March 12th 2017 at the Air Force Base in Makurdi.
Kalu killed Oladipupo on the suspicion that she was in a relationship with another man.
He broke into Oladipupo’s home before shooting her in the neck at close range.
The judgement started by 9am on Tuesday and dragged till 4pm when it was stood down before the panellists reconvened at 7.30pm.
The Judge Advocate, Flight Lieutenant M.A. Umoh, reading out the 70-page court findings, which lasted for about two hours, listed the eight-count charges against the 21-year-old airman.
The charges were, house breaking, murder, impersonation, attempted murder, among others.
The defence counsel, Abimiku Ewuga, urged the court to temper justice with mercy, saying the accused was the breadwinner of his family.
Finally, 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.