A Federal High Court, in

Abuja, yesterday dismissed the

bail application filed by embattled

former Chief of Defence Staff,

retired Air Marshal Alex Badeh.

Air Marshal Alex Badeh is one of

the former military chiefs allegedly

indicted by the Presidential

Committee established to audit

the procurement of arms for the

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military between 2007 and 2015.

The presiding judge, Justice

John Tsoho, in his ruling, held that

the applicant was currently held

based on remand order from a

Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

“This court has not been

approached to undertake a judicial

review of the remand order, and

therefore, lacks the power to make

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a pronouncement on it.

“From the face value of this

application, the applicant has

simply sought the intervention of

the court to admit him on bail.

“In the circumstance, the

application remains vague due to

the subsisting remand order. It is

hereby struck out,’’ Justice Tsoho

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Badeh had urged the court

to grant him bail on grounds of

unlawful detention and ill-health.

Embattled Badeh, who has been

in the custody of the Economic

and Financial Crimes Commission

in Lagos since Feb. 8, was accused

of fraudulent transactions with the

Nigerian maritime administration

and safety agency.