Nigeria’s former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh (retd.), will honour the invitation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday, according to a source close to him, who spoke with The Punch newspaper.
According to the report, upon receiving the invitation, Badeh instructed his close aides to make arrangements for him to honour the invitation on today, where he will shed light on the issue of arms procurement for the armed forces under his watch.
The EFCC is investigating a controversial $2.1bn arms procurement deal which has become a scandal involving several high profile serving, retired military officers and politicians.
The source said, “The ex-CDS received the (EFCC) invitation yesterday (Monday) and he told us to prepare for him to appear before the commission tomorrow (Wednesday) morning in line with their request.
“He has kept a low profile since this thing started and he is ready to explain himself when he gets there.
“I believe he has nothing to hide, he worked with a team and will explain what he knows about what happened under his watch.
“It is a pity he has been subjected to a media trial before this opportunity to clear his name.”