After the discovery of $100 million from a soakaway at the residence of former Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, the immediate former Chief of Defense, Air Marshal Alex Badeh was accused by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) over the same allegations.
Badeh was detained by the EFCC on February 8, 2016 due to some illegal funds traced to his account and the accounts of his relatives. He is suspected to be a part of the arms deal scandel; #DasukiGate. Other properties worth millions of naira were also discovered to be owned by the retired chief, but documented under his son’s name.
The EFCC went to inspect a property that had been seized from the former air marshal at 6, Ogun River Street, Maitama in Abuja. The sum of 100 million dollars cash was found. EFCC agents also reported that neighbors witnessed the raid.
However, Badeh denied the incident through his lawyer, Samuel Zibril (SAN). He further charged the EFCC, in a statement, to provide evidence of the accusations. Zibril described the publication by the EFCC as an unlawful act and wicked conspiracy against his client.