Former Nigeria’s Chief of Defense Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh’s mansion located at #19 Kumasi Crescent, Wuse Zone two, Abuja was on Wednesday, January 13, confiscated by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The mansion belonging to the former chief whose name has been mentioned in the #DasukiGate scandal is believed to be in an unknown hideout. He reportedly collected over N500 million from the $2.1 billion meant for procuring arms for the fight against insurgency during President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
Alex Badeh or Big Alex as he is popularly called, has been under surveillance for the past two weeks before the EFCC stormed his house yesterday, seizing 15 brand new exotic cars and confiscating his mansion.
“The EFCC before sealing the house drove out close to 15 fine fine cars to unknown locations. It was when I knew that something is not going on well,” an eyewitness said.
According to the eyewitness who happened to be a neighbor, the State Security Service (SSS) police and EFCC have visited the Alex Badeh’s resident severally and have been monitoring it for two weeks.
“They have been coming here for a while. I mean the SSS and police people. The last time they (EFCC) came we learnt that they (the Badehs) didn’t receive the letter from them.”
A source who preferred to be anonymous told reporters that the house is being occupied by the former CDS’s son, Tony Badeh and family. Tony Badeh who is a pilot, and family were already out of the country as at the time the anti-graft agency stormed the building.
Tony Badeh travelied to South Africa with his family on Tuesday but seemed to have had fore-knowledge of EFCC’s visit as the gate-man, Mr. Timothy who was at the gate when the incident happened, told the EFCC agents that his ‘oga’ told him to allow them in.
”When they came here I did not resist them. I only called my Oga who told me to allow them.”