Badeh Honours EFCC Invitation, To Return On Monday | WakaWaka Reporters

Badeh Honours EFCC Invitation, To Return On Monday

Former chief of defence staff, air chief marshall Alex Badeh was at the EFCC office yesterday to honour the invitation extended to him by the commission, over his involvement in the alleged $2.1bn arms deal.

A reliable source at the EFCC headquarters said the interactions between the commission and Badeh could not hold as he was asked to come back on Monday following an adjournment by the investigators to enable them conclude logistic requirements.

The source noted that Badeh was spotted at the EFCC around 10am, where he had gone to make clarifications on alleged improper procurements made under his watch as CDS.

It was also learnt that the former CDS was accompanied to the EFCC by two of his associates and some aides.

On Monday, Badeh is expected to shed more light on the 10 NAF contracts totalling N930.5m  awarded to Societe D’ Equipments Internationaux (SEI) Nig Ltd. during under his watch between January 2014 and February 2015.

The award letters, according to the arms probe panel, contained misleading delivery dates, suggesting fraudulent intent in the award process.

Operatives are also expected to grill him over the procurement of two used Mi- 24V helicopters instead of the recommended Mi- 35M series at the cost of $136.9m The helicopters were discovered to be overpriced and not airworthy at the time of delivery.

The panel established that a brand new unit of Mi-24V helicopter goes for about $30m.

Attempts to get the spokesperson of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren to speak on this proved abortive as calls to his phone did not go through.