The immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh has decried what he described as the spread of deliberate falsehood and attendant media trial over his ongoing travails with the Economic and Financial crimes Commission, EFCC.
A member of Badeh’s family, who spoke on conditions of anonymity told newsmen in Abuja that the retired Air Force Fighter Jet pilot does not have $1 million to keep in his house for the EFCC to allegedly pick, as was being mischievously insinuated, describing his travails as a case of persecution.
According to the family member, Nigeria owes Badeh a lot of gratitude for putting in his best as Chief of Air Staff and later Chief of Defence Staff, given the circumstances the military found itself during his tenure, saying he does not deserve the humiliations he is being subjected to.
In the same vein, a serving Air Force Officer who worked under former Chief Of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh has alluded to the innocence of the retired Air Force Pilot, alleging that Badeh is a victim of vendetta by some unnamed forces working in tandem with the Federal Government.
Speaking to select journalists in Abuja on the condition that his identity will remain concealed, being a serving officer, over the allegations levelled against the ex-defence chief by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the one star General said, that the former CDS knew he would face persecution after leaving office.
“The former Chief of Air staff is fighting a futile war trying to prove his innocence, as the Government is determined to rubbish his record as one of Nigeria’s foremost Military Officers, who performed well in the circumstances the military found itself in the war against terror”, he revealed.