N3.9 Billion Fraud: EFCC Closes Case In Ex-Air Force Chief, Bade’s Corruption Case
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has closed its case in a N3.9 billion money laundering case involving a former Chief of Air Staff, Alex Badeh.
Mr Badeh who is standing trial alongside Iyalikam Nigeria Limited, before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja was accused of abusing his position by diverting Nigeria Air Force, NAF, funds for personal enrichment, and acquisition of properties in choice areas in Abuja.
Naija News learnt that at the resumed sitting earlier today, counsel to the EFCC, Rotimi Jacobs, told the court that the prosecution would be closing its case, after calling 21 witnesses to prove the charge against the defendant (Badeh).
With the close of the prosecution’s case, the stage is set for the defendant to prove his innocence on the charges preferred against him.
However, Mr Badeh’s counsel, Akin Olujimi, informed the court of the defence’s intention to make a no-case submission, noting that the prosecution had failed to establish the necessary ingredients as to warrant explanation from the defendant.
Justice Abang asked the defence to serve the prosecution with the processes within 21 days and the prosecution to respond within 10 days after service.
Thereafter, the case was adjourned to November 21, 2018 for adoption of written addresses on the no-case submission.