Lagos – The former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief
Marshal Alex Badeh has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) in connection with the $2.1 billion arms scandal.
Punch reports that Badeh has been interrogated and by
10pm on Monday evening he was still in custody of the agency.
As per information from the EFCC, contracts totalling $930 500 690.00
were awarded by the Air Force while Badeh was chief of defence staff.
The contracts are believed to be part of the $2.1 billion
that was the control of Sambo Dasuki as the head of the Office of the National
Badeh is also to be interrogated around the award of
contracts beyond authorised thresholds, absence of contract agreements, the non-specification
of procurement costs, transfer of public funds for unidentified purposes and
general non-adherence with provisions of the Public Procurement Act.
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The EFCC also were allowed to obtain a repeated holding
charge in order to keep Adesola Amosu, the former Chief of Air Staff, and other
senior Nigerian Air Force officers in custody.
Amosu is being interrogated in connection with ten
contracts that he awarded as the Chief of the Air Staff.
In connection with Amosu and the other officers continued
detainment, the EFCC commented, “They are asked to wait because they have made
statements that may need clarification when Badeh’s interrogation takes off.’’
Read more at Punch
- News24 Nigeria