A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the remand of the former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Alex Badeh in Kuje prison, Abuja.
The trial judge, Okon Abang made the order on Monday after Badeh had pleaded not guilty of a 10-count charge of criminal breach of trust and corruption brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Badeh is accused among others, of diverting about N3.97billion from the account of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in 2013 while he served as the Chief of Air Staff.
Charged with a company, Badeh and a firm, Iyalikam Nigeria Limited are alleged to have diverted the diverted funds to acquire choice property in different locations in Abuja.
The ex-CDS was equally accused of expending about N400m for the purchase, renovation and equipping of a duplex situated at No. 19 Kumasi Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja, which he allegedly bought for his son – Alex Badeh jr.
He is to remain in prison till Thursday when his bail application would be looked into.
The judge fixed March 10 for hearing of the bail application.