Alleged N3.9bn fraud: Badeh took N558.2m from NAF monthly – Witness

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ABUJA — Erstwhile Director of Finance and Accounts at the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Air Commodore Salisu Abdullahi, retd, yesterday, disclosed how former Chief of Defence Staff,  Air Marshal Alex Badeh (retd),  within one year, siphoned over N3.9billion from the accounts of the  Force.
Abdullahi,  who testified before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, disclosed that Badeh, who is facing a 10-count criminal charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, monthly diverted  N558.2 million, meant for the payment of salaries of NAF officials, for his personal use.
Testifying as the first prosecution witness, PW-1, Abdullahi told the court that Badeh instructed that the money must always be converted to its dollar equivalent and brought to him at his official residence at Niger Barracks, in Abuja.
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