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EFCC Detains Ex-CDS Alex Badeh Over Arms Deal

Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh, Former Chief of Defence Staff during the Goodluck Jonathan led administration, was on Monday detained at the Abuja headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC).

Badeh, who is being questioned in connection with the $2.1bn‎ arms procurement scandal, was at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja at the time of filing this report.
Although EFCC did not officially confirm Badeh's detention, a  source familiar ‎with the interrogation hinted that the former CDS would be detained and may not be granted freedom soon.
Badeh is expected to make clarifications on the procurement of equipment during his tenure.
The source also stated that Badeh is being interrogated by a special team comprising of very senior officers in the commission.
"The ex-CDS is still with us, he is going to pass the night here and he might not be released soon, the interrogation is ongoing."
The former CDS had last Wednesday visited the EFCC    to honour the invitation extended to him by the anti-graft commission, but his appointment with the commission was rescheduled for yesterday.
Credit: This Day
Some other serving senior military officers were invited by the EFCC to give more information about the purchase of the arms, in continuation of the probe of the arms deals---allegedly executed by former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki,


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