The EFCC has discovered and seized a $1m cash found inside a room at the mansion of Nigeria’s former army chief Alex Badeh, The Nation reports.
The ex Army chief had recently issued a statement denying involvement in the $2.1bn arms deal fraud the Buhari administration is probing.
However an EFCC operative has revealed that raw cash was found in his house.
“Apart from NAF funds, investigation confirmed that Badeh diverted funds meant for procurement of arms to Bureau De Change. We have interacted with some Bureau De Change operators.
“When we searched his mansion at 6, Ogun River Street in Maitama District in Abuja, $1million raw cash was found in one of the rooms.
“Our operatives made sure that the search of the house was conducted in the presence of Badeh’s neighbours who can attest to the discovery. We ensured that these neighbours witnessed our operation.”
Responding to a question, the source added: “Badeh has a case to answer on diversion of funds voted for arms procurement. I cannot tell you whether or not he will face separate charges on the $1million.”