Justice Okon Abang of the federal high court, Abuja, has granted Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff, bail in the sum N2bn, and two sureties in the sum N1bn each. The sureties must reside in Abuja. Badeh is also required to deposit his international passport at the court.
The judge said that conditions of the bail were influenced by the weight of the charges. EFCC had on Monday arraigned Badeh before Abang. He is facing a 10-count charge of criminal breach of trust and corruption to the tune of N3.9bn. .
He is alleged to have used funds of the Nigeria air force to purchase choice property in Abuja. According to the EFCC, Badeh illegally used N60m to renovate his sons house, which he purchased for N260m in Abuja, between January and December 2013.
He is also alleged to have used N878m -being funds of the air force- to build a shopping mall in Abuja. Today, EFCC told the Court that its operatives found $1m in the bedroom of an Abuja mansion that Badeh allegedly purchased for N1.1bn….. d bail is too much tho. They shld free ds man….