Wednesday, December 26, 2018


The late former Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, allegedly met with Aisha, the Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, and the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, over his trial for alleged corruption, three weeks before he was shot dead by unknown gunmen, along the Abuja-Keffi road, according to a report by The Punch.

The Punch, said that Aisha Buhari was trying to seek intervention in Badeh’s legal troubles, which were reportedly taking an emotional and financial toll on him.


The source also claimed that Mrs. Buhari told Badeh that only Kyari could help him.

According to the source, Badeh stated that Aisha Buhari then took him to Kyari, but the COS was non-committal.

“He asked the ex-CDS to call him back, but he (Kyari) was unreachable, since the meeting which took place about three weeks ago”, the source, a former Paramilitary Officer, said.

The death of the former CDS raised serious concerns about the level of insecurity in the nation at the moment, under president Muhammadu Buhari’s watch.

Badeh’s Driver who survived the attack, is said to be in a stable condition, and receiving treatment in an Air Force Hospital.

The security detail attached to the former CDS, underwent “very strict confidential interrogations”, even as the mobile phones and contacts of the former CDS were reportedly being analysed, a source in the Military confirmed.

There are doubts from some quarters suggesting that Badeh’s assassination had a political undertone.

Meanwhile, there are strong indications that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. EFCC, will not spare Badeh’s properties, despite his sudden death.

An EFCC Official who spoke on condition of anonymity, stated that, the anti-graft Agency is determined to pursue the ongoing trial to a conclusive end, and recover all illegally acquired properties by the deceased.

There are also indications that Badeh’s wife and two sons, who are now living in the United States of America, USA, are still on the wanted list of the DSS, and may not attend their father’s funeral, for fear of being arrested on their return to Nigeria.

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