Abuja - The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has deferred the arraignment of the 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, till March 7.
The court had earlier fixed today (Thursday) for Badeh to enter his plea to the 10-count criminal charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him.
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However, the case could not proceed as scheduled owing to the absence of the trial Judge, Justice Abang Okon, who was said to have travelled out of jurisdiction.
The court has nonetheless communicated the new trial date to all the parties.
In the charge, the EFCC alleged that the former military chief used the looted funds to purchase choice properties within the highbrow areas in Abuja.
- News 24