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Investigators at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Monday questioned a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh and detained him at the anti-graft agency’s Abuja headquarters.
Badeh, who served under the President Goodluck Jonathan administration, is being investigated in connection with the alleged misappropriation of the $2.1 billion earmarked for the procurement of weapons to fight terrorism.
The EFCC had previously detained a former Chief of Air Staff, retired Air Vice Marshall Adesola Amosun as well some other serving and retired officers over the same matter. Amosun has been in the custody of the EFCC for over a week.
The principal suspect in the alleged misappropriation scandal is the erstwhile National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki, who is presently facing trial.