The air man’s statement, contained as part of the court’s finding was read out by Flight Lieutenant MA Umoh shortly after Kalu’s conviction.
According to the document, Kalu said he suspected that his estranged girlfriend was having a love relationship with another man.
Recall that Kalu had in March this year shot and killed his estranged lover at her residence at the Nigerian Air Force Base in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
Reading out the findings Judge Advocate of the Court, Flight Lieutenant MA Umoh said that when Kalu was taken into the witness box, he agreed that Sholape was his lover whom she had promised to propose marriage to in the presence of his mother.
Kalu added that when his mother eventually came, he only introduced her as a lover but didn’t propose to her as promised because his mother had, the night before counseled him to face his study and prepare for his JAMB and NDA examinations rather than thinking about marriage at that age.
Kalu told the court that shortly after that period, he started noticing some kind of withdrawal from the relationship on the side of Sholape and during which he apologised and they got back together again.
He also said that during Sholape’s birthday last February, they had an issue over his failure to buy her a birthday present but that that too was quickly resolved.
Air Craft Man, ACM, Bernard Kalu had told the General Court Marshal that he did not know when he killed his lover, Air Craft Woman, ACW, Oladipupo sholape, also known as Shomzy Shomzy