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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

EFCC storms home of Ex-CDS Badeh, Recovers New evidence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has searched the house of embattled a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh. The man is still in custody, being grilled.

According to a source, some operatives were drafted to Badeh’s house to retrieve some documents.

The source said: “After interacting with the ex-CDS for 24 hours, it became important to search his residence for some vital documents. We acted on intelligence report at our disposal.

“After the search, we made necessary documentation of the items retrieved from the place. Such a search is routine when conducting a sensitive investigation like this.

“Badeh underwent another round of grilling yesterday bordering on the procurement of used aircraft.

“The ex-CDS may spend longer days in EFCC custody because of the wider scope of the procurement deals in the Armed Forces.

“He is expected to account for purchase of uniforms for the Armed Forces when some officers and men complained of not getting the required pairs. “On November 26, 2014, the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh sought for approval of the award of one pair of uniform(in the interim) for the Armed Forces at N165, 375 to El-Jahab Mubarak Nigeria and N330,750,000 for two pairs."

Some serving military officers have been relocated to Armed Forces guest houses pending their interrogation by the EFCC.

Another source added: “In grilling these officers, we are trying to keep to military tradition of according them the respect befitting of officers."

Some of the areas of investigation are as follows:

  •  How 10 contracts totalling $930,500,690.00 were awarded
  • Payment of  N4,402,687,569.41 for unexecuted contracts
  •   Procurement of two used Mi-24V Helicopters instead of the recommended Mi-35M series at $136,944,000.00.
  •   4 used Alpha-Jets for the NAF at US$7,180,000.00 funded by ONSA
  •   Cannibalization of engines from NAF fleet to justify procurement of jets
  •   Excessive pricing of 36D6 Low Level Air Defence Radar at $33m instead of $6m per one
  •   Delivery of radars without  vital component of Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) that distinguishes between own and adversary aircraft
  •   Strange transfer of $2m to Mono Marine Corporation Nigeria Limited owned by some Air Force officers
  • N15bn lavished on the maintenance of its Alpha-Jets, C-130H aircraft and Mi-24V/35P helicopters.
  •  N2.5billion contracts awarded to Syrius Technologies( Ukrainian company) not registered in Nigeria
  •   Award of 7 contracts worth N599,118,000.00 contracts to Defence Industry Corporation of Nigeria(DICON) but two delivered

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