Thursday, March 3, 2016

$2.1bn arms deal: Badeh releases statement, says he is being persecuted

Embattled former Chief of Defence Staff , Lt Gen Alex Badeh, has denied claims that he was involved in the misappropriation of $2.1 billion arms procurement fund. In a statement he released today March 3rd, Badeh alleged that he is being persecuted. Read the statement after the cut...

It has been widely reported in the news that I am being investigated over the $2.1 Billion Arms deal but that is not true. I was not part of Dasuki gate.The claim that 5 properties were acquired for me from the $2.1billion funds is also false.

I was Chief of Air staff from Oct 2012 to January 2014 and then appointed CDS. During my time serving as the CDS, funds for weapons were directly released to the Chief of Air staff, army staff and naval staff and not to me. I had no control over the funds and yet I am being accused of embezzling weapons funds.‎The office of the CDS had no operational control of the services and had nothing to do with their spending. The EFCC’s claim that I received $800,000 from my Director of Finance and accounts is untrue. I did not receive such money from the erstwhile DFA. If he claims to have given me money, where is the proof? Was it paid into my account? Did I sign for it?

In the case of the properties, if they claim the properties are mine and were obtained illegally through proxies then they should go to the court and get an order of forfeiture rather than trying to insist I am the owner of the properties. It is unfortunate that the media has unwittingly allowed itself to be used by interested parties to become judge jury and executioner in my case. Even when they claimed Billions were found in accounts of wives of some past Air Force officers, none was found with my family yet EFCC keeps generalizing and making it look like my family is involved too. It is rather unfortunate that the nation which I fought so hard within my means to defend against Boko Haram insurgents cannot guarantee my fundamental human rights.

During my time as the CDS, lives of both soldiers and civilians were lost. Territories were lost. We fought to regain our nation’s territorial integrity and the insurgents pushed back.

I LOST MY PERSONAL HOUSE AND HOSPITAL IN DEFENCE OF MY FATHERLAND (A hospital which I built many years ago and was equally used in the treatment of injured soldiers). NOW I AM LOSING MY FREEDOM TO THE SAME FATHERLAND THAT I FOUGHT SO HARD TO DEFEND

During the 2014 Boko haram attack on my village Vimtim, it was widely reported in the media that I sent a helicopter to evacuate my parents and relatives. Which parents? I am an orphan, I lost my father in the 70’s and my mother in 2013. My cousin, who lived next to me, was killed during the 2014 attack on my village. So who exactly did I evacuate? It is unfortunate that I didn’t come out to clarify some of these issues when they were reported in the media.

I was detained by The EFCC for 3 weeks and was not charged to court but was given onerous bail conditions by the Commission which I could not meet. A remand warrant was hastily obtained on the 25th February in Lagos as soon as The EFCC was served with a notice for my bail hearing in court by my lawyers. Why detain me for so long and issue such onerous bail conditions when they aren’t ready to charge me to court?

I reported to the EFCC when I was invited and would report anytime I am needed. All I ask for is to be given a fair hearing with the rule of law strictly adhered to.

It is a media trial and I am being persecuted.

Air Chief Marshal A. S. Badeh

49 comments:

Charles Okafor said...

Ehyaa...
I see












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Y.F.C. Omrex said...

So you say nah.

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Now u want d rule of law...


When ur men are beating up innocent Nigerians who go about their lawful business.... U don't bring d rule of law to sanction dem....rubbish

Anonymous said...

Shameful Video: See What This Two Matured Adults Were Caught Doing

Anonymous said...

See What This Secondary School Students Were Caught Doing In Class

Sylvia said...

Hmmmmmm....
Sorry...it is denial time...

Juliet Iwuno said...

Hmmmm! Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

See What This Man Did To This Little Girl

Point And Kill said...

Okk

freeborn zinalima said...

Persecuted my fat all the the evil doers will not go unpunished.
Terrorist buhari is a disaster so am not surprise.
You will see an idiot now praising buhari.




















#sad indeed

Adenike Bamigboye said...

It is well

Chop Chop said...

I don't know o o.

Anonymous said...

Stupid idiot.everybody is been persecuted cuz you belong to a political party as well too joker.omooba

James Ben said...

it is a season and a government of vendetta , only God can save this country from the cycle of revenge, initiated by this administration.

SongsOfSUSSAN said...

We don't know who to believe. Though it is advisable that EFCC get its facts right before prosecuting any suspect because it will be an embarrassment if they don't.

Anonymous said...

Persecut fire God will deal with all of una you never see anything why are crying

chioma jacinta said...

Na them sabi. * it's well*

john umeh said...

Prove DAT u re not guilty

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Hmmmm

Vivian Reginalds said...

Meechie onu
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

That is the new word trending on the mouth of all these corrupt officials " I am being persecuted" mtchew...

Paul Ocheke said...

Is he guilty or not... Double your hustle

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Okay...


#FINEST

pettersons petersons said...

Sorry Oga solder or na General u bi sef, the request is simple account for our money and go free. To start with how much is your monthly pay that those houses in Wuse 2are claimed to be ur's. Well I wish u well as u go tru the trying period God will give u strength to pull through if u are innocent.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

So long as u r not guilty sir


... Merited happiness

Chioma Okonkwo said...

All of theme are being persecuted now, When they were eating our money is not persecution.
Abeg oga park well

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

Y do u think u re being persecuted? Let us know

#LibBadBoy

Neneh Diallo said...

And I know this papi ooo, you want see how he did his daughter wedding? Like the queen of England no be small wedding oo not knowing it was going to come one day were he get that kind money from

Ogbukwa Blessing said...

Until then face the drama

Yusuf Kazeem said...

What would he say, after all d blood of innocent Nigerians on his neck as a result of selfish corrupt mind. Servant of an ineffective Buffalo.

Abosede Ojuade said...

Whatever.

NWIGWE VICTOR ANAYO said...

Ur cup of palavar mr bade....just bringback our money simple.

Ogenah Boris said...

Apc is totally getting it wrong

Agbo francis said...

Dis buhari's leadership is nothing but indiamin style nd his dictatorship is too much due channels should b passed, this is a country not his family or chefs

Tee said...

Lies. Luxury hospital built with stolen funds. Not your salary. Better start telling the truth. Barawo

PETER IFEANYICHUKWU said...

Accept Jesus and have peace

alan blessing said...

Ok o

FRESH said...

Chai! See where Nigerians have gotten to? The corrupt are now claiming persecution. Are we not in a huge mess?

Anonymous said...

If u claim u didn't steal any thing why has ur son Alex being trying to sell very thing he can sell, so dat nothing will b traced to him abi,The houses he bought in d US obviously 3 years of flying as a first officer in aero and arik couldn't ve given him dat much of funds to buy such properties but he did shortly after u where made CDS.U can't claim u r clean as much as there might b some mis information when issues like dis come up, such allegations if properly investigated can lead to other relevant revelation.U had d singular honour to resign when it wus clear Jonathans govt wus corrupt.But u choose to b a part of corruption I guess that's patriotism too to defend a corrupt govt.EFCC should pick up his son a lot wus hidden with him, he wus smuggled into PAF so as to b able to cover his illicit wealth before Buhari came and removed him. Why ve they not arrested Minimah who is from Bayelsa? Minimah wus investigated and found clean, he even has reports to defend him on the way money wus being diverted and not used for weapons,he wrote to ur office of d activities of d other service chiefs and d NSA but u refused to act on it rather u played along, dis is what u get for lacking d balls and integrity to take a walk. Remain there cause ving u,Dasuki and others officers detained out will pose danger to d present govt.

Anonymous said...

well he might not be the first but its a good example for other.

PKE

Saphire Muna said...

Time for everyone to vomit his or her loot.....






..... God bless Nigeria....

Saheed Oluwasegun said...

We are used to that lines my friend. Story for the gods lol just like Saraki said too about his asset declaration scandal.

Anonymous said...

Nobody is guilty in this country....nuel

Anonymous said...

linda he is air chief marshal ooooh not lt gen. take note

Anonymous said...

Alex Bader. How much was your salary from when you were commissioned to retirement. If you say the houses are not yours, then the federal government should confiscate all#abandonedproperty

Anonymous said...

Alex Bader. How much was your salary from when you were commissioned to retirement. If you say the houses are not yours, then the federal government should confiscate all#abandonedproperty

Anonymous said...

No, my friend. You are being prosecuted, not persecuted.

udeh martha said...

Seen

dee boi said...

Every1 want to be a saint... dee

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