Monday, 07 March 2016 13:12

Alleged N3.9 Billion Fraud: Court Sends Ex-Defence Chief, Badeh To Prison

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Former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, who was accused of diverting over N3.9billion from accounts of the Nigerian Air Force, has been remanded in prison custody. Trial Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, remanded the ex-CDS at Kuje prison, Abuja, after he pleaded not guilty to an 11-count criminal charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him.

The court said Badeh should remain in prison till Thursday when his bail application will be heard, even as it slated March 14 to commence full-blown hearing on the matter. The former military chief was In the charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/46/2016, alleged to have used the looted funds to purchase choice properties within the highbrow areas in Abuja.

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