Alex Badeh Ex Chief of Defence Staff detained by EFCC

Badeh was seen entering the Abuja office of the EFCC on Monday, February 8, 2016, and was still seen there as at 10pm.

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ex Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained the former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd.), reports say.

Sources say it is connected to the ongoing probe into the $2.1b arms purchase scam.

Punch reports that Badeh was seen entering the Abuja office of the EFCC on Monday, February 8, 2016, and was still seen there as at 10pm.

Reports say he was asked to shed more light on the contracts he awarded while serving as the CDS.

Punch also reports that contracts totalling $930,500,690.00 were awarded during the tenure of the former defence chief.

An EFCC source who spoke to punch confirmed that Badeh was still with them saying “Badeh arrived at our office at 10am and as of 10pm, he is still with us.”

Reports also say the former CDS is also being interrogated on the massive disregard of the Public Procurement Act.

It is alleged that contracts were awarded without due diligence and equipment were not duly specified in line with the act.

Read: Falana petitions ICC, accuses Dasuki, others of crimes against humanity

The $2.1b arms purchase scam was discovered by a 13 man panel set up by President Buhari to investigate various arms purchase since 2007.

The former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki was indicted by the panel, and has been standing trial.

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