Dark-goggled Air Marshal Badeh arrives in court

Dark-goggled Air Marshal Badeh arrives in court

Monday, March 7, 2016 10:07 am


Air Marshal Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff,  arrived an Abuja Federal High Court at about 8.45 a.m today, to face trial for corruption and theft of Nigerian Air Force funds.

He arrived, dark-goggled like the former Nigerian tyrant, Sani Abacha.

Femi Ipaye captured his arrival in these telling photographs:

Alex Badeh, with EFCC operatives

Alex Badeh, with EFCC operatives

 

Alex Badeh: waiting for his court appointment. Photo Femi Ipaye

Alex Badeh: waiting for his court appointment. Photo Femi Ipaye

Alex Badeh: a time to relax, while waiting

dark Goggle off: Alex Badeh: a time to relax, while waiting

Alex Badeh: thinking about the uncertain weeks ahead

Alex Badeh: thinking about the uncertain weeks ahead

And for the records, here are some of the 10-count charge filed by the EFCC against him:

 

“That you Air Chief Marshal Alex S. Badeh (whilst being the Chief of Air Staff, Nigerian Air Force) and Iyalikam Nigeria Limited between January and December 2013 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did use dollar equivalent of the sum of N1.1 billion removed from the accounts of the Nigerian Air Force to purchase for yourselves a mansion situate at No. 6 Ogun River Street, Off Danube Street, Maitama, Abuja, thereby committed an offence contrary to section 15(2)(d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended) and punishable under section 15(3) of the same Act.

“That you Air Chief Marshal Alex S. Badeh (whilst being the Chief of Air Staff, Nigerian Air Force) and Iyalikam Nigeria Limited between January and December 2013 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did use dollar equivalent of the sum of N650,000,000 removed from the accounts of the Nigerian Air Force to purchase for yourselves a commercial plot of land situate at Plot 1386, Oda Crescent Cadastral Zone A07, Wuse II, Abuja.

“That you Air Chief Marshal Alex S. Badeh (whilst being the Chief of Air Staff, Nigerian Air Force) and Iyalikam Nigeria Limited between January and December 2013 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did use an aggregate sum of N878,362,732.94 removed from the accounts of the Nigerian Air Force and paid into the account of Rytebuilders Technologies Limited with Zenith Bank Plc for the construction of a shopping mall situate at Plot 1386, Oda Crescent Cadastral Zone A07, Wuse II, Abuja for yourself.

“That you Air Chief Marshal Alex S. Badeh (whilst being the Chief of Air Staff, Nigerian Air Force) and Iyalikam Nigeria Limited between January and December 2013 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did use dollar equivalent of the sum of N304 million removed from the accounts of the Nigerian Air Force and paid into the account of Rytebuilders Technologies Limited to complete the construction for yourselves a shopping mall situate at Plot 1386, Oda Crescent Cadastral Zone A07, Wuse II, Abuja for yourself.”

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