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Police Takes Over Investigation Of Slain Kaduna Air Force School Student

The Kaduna State State Commissioner of Police, Audu Dabigi, has directed the Homicide section of the Criminal Investigation Department of the command to thoroughly probe the circumstances surrounding the death of Felix Blaise, a 15-year-old student of Air Force Comprehensive School, Kaduna.

THE WHISTLER reports that Felix was said to have been allegedly murdered by two senior secondary students, SS3, of the school in the dormitory within the Air Force Base in Mando, Kaduna.

The incident occurred on June 19, 2024 when the two SS3 students invited the deceased to their room for punishment but ended up allegedly killing him.

The Nigerian Air Force, through its spokesman, Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet, had promised a thorough investigation to unravel the circumstances that led to the death of the student.

“To avoid all sorts of speculations, a thorough investigation is currently ongoing to unravel how, why and what actually led to the death of the victim,” Gabkwet had said.

The family of Felix, who was the Assistant Head Boy of the school, had also demanded for justice.

On Thursday, the Kaduna State Police Command said it had taken over the matter, directing the Command’s SCID to conduct a high-powered probe into the suspected murder of the 15-year-old Felix.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mansir Hassan disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Kaduna.

He said the Nigerian Air Force has formally handed over the matter to the Command after conducting a preliminary investigation.

The police spokesman quoted the Commissioner of Police as saying the command would handle the case professionally.

He urged the public to remain calm and allow the investigation process to proceed without interference.

“We have received the case file. The suspects have been transfered to us and they are in our custody. A crack team has been set up to follow up the case. We will do a diligent and professional work to get to the root of the matter,” the police spokesman, said.

In his reaction, a family member and an uncle to the late Felix, Mr. Paul Wazimtu expressed delight over the assurance given by the police on the matter.

He maintained that justice will be served as a deterrent to other students not only for the school( Air Force Comprehensive School) but across the country.

He also commended the Commandant of the school and the entire management for handling the matter professionally and assured the police of maximum support and corporation during the investigation.

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