The 1.1bn mansion seized from the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd) in connection to the arms scam has allegedly been converted to office by the federal government.
Located on Plot 6 Ogun River Crescent, Maitama, in Abuja, the property is currently being used by the Presidential Committee on the North-East Intervention, headed by Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, a former Minister of Defence.
A prosecution witness and a former Director of Finance and Account of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Aliyu Yishau (retd.), had informed the court that while Badeh was the Chief of Air Staff, he routinely helped Badeh to divert the sum of N558.2m by converting it to its dollar equivalent for his (Bade) personal use.
“Sometime in January 2013, when I was taking the normal amount to him (Badeh) in dollars, he directed that we should pay for the house. So, he brought out the balance in dollars and made up the equivalent of N1.1bn.”
Meanwhile, another uncompleted building seized from Badeh, located directly opposite the one converted by the Federal Government, still has the EFCC seal off inscription on its fence.