Former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh was yesterday detained by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after subjecting him to about eight-hours of questioning. Badeh is being investigated in connection with the ongoing $2.1 billion arms deal scandal. Badeh arrived the commission’s headquarters in Abuja at about 9am and did not leave the premises even after the close of work.
“He is having audience with one of the panels we raised to interact with those military chiefs invited. We confronted Badeh with some documents, including letters to the ex-NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), demanding the procurement of some military equipment. We are not likely to release him on bail now because his interrogation may take a while. You know, he was central to the control of the Armed Forces. Before being the CDS, he was also a Chief of Air Staff. Some of these equipment were bought under him”.