The arraignment of the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, on 10 counts of money laundering before a Federal High Court in Abuja has been re-scheduled to hold on March 7 (next Monday).
The arraignment was initially billed to hold before Justice Okon Abang on Thursday, but had to be shifted because of the absence of the judge, who was said to be on an official trip outside Abuja.
As of about 9am on Thursday, operatives of the EFCC were still preparing the former CDS for court appearance until the lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), put a call through to them asking them to stay back in the light of the latest development. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday filed 10 counts of money laundering against Badeh and a firm, Iyalikam Nigeria Limited, accusing them of fraudulently removing N3.97bn from the account of the Nigerian Air Force in 2013. Read more