Embattled former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, has denied claims by EFCC that $1 million was found hidden in his Abuja home. A source at EFCC had claimed that they found $1 million during a search at Badeh’s home at Number 6, Ogun River Street, Maitama Auja.
Badeh refuted the claims in a statement issued by his counsel Samuel Zibri, challenging EFCC to provide proof to substantiate their claim.
The statement reads:
Our attention has been drawn to the publication by Punch Newspaper of March 7th 2016 to the effect that the sum of $1,000,000(One Million US Dollars) cash was recovered in the house of Air Chief Marshal A.S Badeh(Rtd).
The said publication is not only malicious but wicked. It is totally false and smacks of media campaign of calumny against the person of Air Marshal Alex. A Badeh(Rtd) The ten (10) count charge against our client along with the proof of evidence in the Federal High Court are public documents and can be accessed by the general public.
There is no such allegation and we challenge the faceless EFCC official to substantiate his claim. The Trial has commenced and as a law abiding citizen our client will defend himself in accordance with the law
Samuel O. Zibri, SAN Counsel to Air Chief Marshal Alex S. Badeh