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
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
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
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.