ABUJA, NOVEMBER 15, 2016 – A former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal, Alex Badeh (retd.), has permanently forfeited $1m to the Federal Government.
Recall that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, while investigating the arms scam under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, searched Badeh’s gigantic mansion situated on 6 Ogun River Crescent, Maitama, on March 6, 2016 and found $1m cash.
The house, which is worth about N1.1bn, was subsequently seized by the EFCC while the cash was confiscated as evidence against the ex-Defence chief in court.
Badeh had denied ownership of the mansion and its contents.
However, a presidency hinted Punch that, “In March, the EFCC searched the house in the presence of neighbours and other witnesses and found $1m in cash.