$2.1billion Arms Scam: EFCC detains Badeh; holds Amosu
Former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) retired Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh was yesterday evening detained at the Abuja Head Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The former Chief of Defence Staff was said to have honoured honoured an EFCC invitation to explain acts of financial crimes allegedly perpetrated while he was both Chief of Air Staff (CAS) and Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).
Sources said Badeh arrived the Abuja head office early yesterday where operatives of the anti-graft agency commenced interrogating him on his alleged involvement in the arms procurement scam in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
Badeh topped the list of both former and serving military officers recommended for further investigation by a Presidential audit report investigating arms procurement in the military from 2007 to 2015 as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Badeh had appeared before EFCC investigators last week Wednesday.
It was also gathered that the EFCC still have the former Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Adesola Amosu in their custody two weeks after his arrest.
Amosu’s continued stay with the body, it was gathered followed the Commission obtaining holding charges from the Courts in order to keep him beyond the stipulated 48 hours before arraignment.
Most of the officers detained and questioned on the list provided by the Presidential committee were said to have been released after making their statements.
Those still in detention, including Amosu are said to have made statements that require response and clarification by the former CDS.
Furthermore, that statements obtained from the military officers led the EFCC to deploy its operatives across the country, sealing property and assets linked to the arms fund.
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