Abuja - A former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal, Alex Badeh (retd.), has permanently forfeited $1m to the federal government.
The money was allegedly discovered in his house while the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was investigating the arms scandal.
The money was discovered at Badeh’s mansion located at 6 Ogun River Crescent, Maitama, on March 6, 2016, reports Punch
The house, which is worth about N1.1bn, was also seized by the EFCC.
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Badeh was subsequently charged to court while the cash were listed as evidence against him.
Badeh has, however, denied ownership of the house and its content.
The government subsequently converted the building into an office.
The property is currently being used by the Presidential Committee on the North-East Intervention, headed by Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, a former Minister of Defence.
- News 24