Former Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh (Rtd), has put arrangements in place to honour the invitation extended to him by the Economic and financial crimes Commission, EFCC, DAILY POST has learnt.
The invitation was in furtherance of ongoing investigations into arms procurement in the Armed Forces.
Sources revealed Tuesday that Chief Badeh received the EFCC invitation on Monday and that he had promptly directed his personal aides to make arrangements for his visit to the Commission’s office by Wednesday morning, as requested by the ant-graft agency.
The former CDS will be visiting the EFCC from his house where he has been since he left office, to explain certain activities that were alleged to have taken place in the Armed Forces under his watch as the coordinating officer for all the arms of the Armed Forces.
According to a reliable source, Badeh has maintained a low profile in the face of the recent allegation.
However, some military sources close to him believe that the former CDS was being deliberately framed up by people whose toes he may have stepped upon while in office.
“While it is impossible to say that any human is perfect, we believe that some of the allegations are particularly strange to those of us who worked with him”, one of the military sources said.
“We are even more curious because we understand that some of them were not invited for questioning by the Presidential panel that conducted preliminary investigations into the matter.
“Well, we are glad he now has an opportunity to defend his good name built over years of dedicated service to the nation,” the source said.