The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in a counter-affidavit, alleged that the ex- Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Alex Badeh helped his wife, daughter and son, jump bail.
The anti-graft agency said Badeh’s family members also helped perpetrate the fraud.
You will recall that the EFCC accused the ex-CDS of stealing N3.9b from the coffers of the Nigerian Airforce, between January and December 2013.
According to Punch, the anti-graft agency said Badeh “used the money to acquire mansions, shopping complex and other landed assets for himself and his son, Alex Badeh (Jnr), in choice areas of Abuja.”
An excerpt of the EFCC affidavit, obtained from Punch reads: “That our investigation also revealed that some of the close associates of the applicant including his wife, son and daughter who are also linked with the crime being alleged have all absconded from jurisdiction with the assistance of the applicant so as to avoid being prosecuted.”
The anti-graft agency also claimed that Badeh’s son, Alex Badeh (Jnr), jumped bail after he was allowed to go home.
The EFCC said “That in the course of our investigation Alex Badeh (Jnr), the son of the applicant made his statement with the commission and was allowed to go home while he was asked to report back later, but he absconded from jurisdiction in connivance of the applicant herein (Badeh) and he is now at large.”
The former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, has since been granted bail in the sum of N2 billion.