Former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh was yesterday detained by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after subjecting him to about eight-hours of questioning. Badeh is being investigated in connection with the ongoing $2.1 billion arms deal scandal. Badeh arrived the commissionâ€™s headquarters in Abuja at about 9am and did not leave the premises even after the close of work.
A source at EFCC who spoke on condition of anonymity said
â€œHe is having audience with one of the panels we raised to interact with those military chiefs invited. We confronted Badeh with some documents, including letters to the ex-NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), demanding the procurement of some military equipment. We are not likely to release him on bail now because his interrogation may take a while. You know, he was central to the control of the Armed Forces. Before being the CDS, he was also a Chief of Air Staff. Some of these equipment were bought under himâ€.