Badeh’s N3.9bn Fraud Trial Continues Tuesday

But for the ill health of a prosecution witness in the trial of former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, over N3.9bn alleged fraud and criminal breach of trust, could not go ahead on Monday.
When the matter was called the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), told court that though the witness was in court but would not be able to stand the rigour of going through testimony.
He said he had to compel the witness to attend court as a mark of respect but that the witness could not testify because he was under the weather, adding “I will not like the witness to testify in this state of mind” .
The defendant’s counsel did not object to the application for a new trial date.
Justice Okon Abang after listening to the submission adjourned the matter until July 4 (Tuesday) for continuation of trial.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is prosecuting Badeh, who was also one time under the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan Chief of Defence Staff before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on 10-count of diverting funds from accounts of the Nigerian Air Force and used same to purchase choice properties in Abuja.
Badeh is being accused for alleged fraud, relating to the diversion of N3.9bn meant for the purchase of arms for the Nigerian military.

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