Arms Deal: Ex Defence Chief ‘Alex Badeh’ Shows up at EFCC


Former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, on Wednesday, appeared before a team of interrogators at the Abuja Headquarters of the EFCC.

He was invited in connection with his alleged role in the purchase of arms for the armed forces engaged in the war against Boko Haram terrorists.

Badeh was said to have honoured the invitation in company with two of his unnamed associates and some aides at 10am.

However he couldn’t be interrogated as scheduled. He was asked to leave and return to the commission on Monday.

It was learnt that the ex-CDS was ushered into a waiting room at the Tunde Idiagbon House, headquarters building of the commission, where he interacted briefly with officers of the anti-graft agency before he was excused.

An EFCC officer explained that Badeh could not be quizzed because the commission was still “busy with some senior serving officers of the Nigerian Air Force, who have been answering questions since last week.”

The former CDS was left to go after “a brief chat”, which lasted a few minutes.

Badeh is expected to make clarifications on allegations bordering on improper procurement of weapons and sundry other alleged financial irregularities with respect to the handling of finances in the military during his tenure as the CDS.

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