EFCC recovers $1m cash from Ex CDS Alex Badeh’s house during search

Nigeria (EFCC) has discovered $1million in former Chief of Defense Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.)Mansion

The money is accepted to be a piece of the diverted arms procurement funds.

Badeh’s on 10 charges of occupying N3.97billion fitting in with the Nigerian Air Force(NAF) will start today.

A top source in EFCC said: “Aside from NAF funds, investigation confirmed that Badeh diverted funds meant for procurement of arms to Bureau De Change. We have interacted with some Bureau De Change operators

The anti-graft commission said the $1million, found tucked in Badeh’s room.

“When we sought his manor at 6, Ogun River Street in Maitama District in Abuja, $1million crude trade was discovered one of the rooms.

“Our agents ensured that the inquiry of the house was led in the vicinity of Badeh’s neighbors who can verify the disclosure. We guaranteed that these neighbors witness our operation.”

Reacting to an inquiry, the source included: “Badeh has a case to reply on diversion of funds voted in favor of arms obtainment. I can’t let you know regardless of whether he will confront isolate charges on the $1million.”

Badeh has said he doesn’t have anything to do with “Dasukigate”, an embarrassment which focuses on the misappropriation of at any rate $2.1billion (Air Force) planned for arms.

In an announcement he by and by marked, the ex-CDS said: “It has been generally reported in the news that I am being explored over the $2.1 billion arms scam yet that is not genuine. I was not a portion of Dasukigate.

“The case that five properties were procured for me from the $2.1billion assets is likewise false. I was Chief of Air staff from Oct. 2012 to January 2014 and after that designated CDS.

The Presidency handled over Badeh and 17 others, including 11 senior military officers and 22 firms, to EFCC for investigation on the alleged $2.1billion.

“Amid my time serving as the CDS, funds for weapons were specifically discharged to the Chief of Air staff, armed force staff and maritime staff and not to me. I had no influence over the funds but then I am being blamed for stealing weapons money.

“The office of the CDS had no operational control of the services and had nothing to do with their spending.”

The EFCC’s most recent exposures loaned confidence to the before explanation of the Presidency that an exceptional board had connected Badeh and others to the $2.1billion arms fraud.

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