Former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd),

Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

Former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd), on Monday asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to grant him bail from detention.

Badeh is being held in Lagos by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) since February 8, 2016, when he was invited by the anti graft agency for questioning.

However, in a bid to secure bail, Badeh through his counsel, Samuel Zibiri, SAN filed an application at the Federal High Court Abuja seeking his release from detention.

The application dated February 15, was brought pursuant to Section 35(4) and Section 36(5) of the 1999 Constitution and Sections 158, 162 and 165(1) (2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.

By the application, Zibiri is praying the court for an order admitting him to bail on self recognizance, or on such favourable and liberal terms as the court may deem fit to make in the circumstances of the case pending further investigation by the respondent and/or arraignment before this court.

Zibiri said the application was based on the grounds that the applicant voluntarily went on the invitation to the office of the respondent, (EFCC) on the 8th of February, and was subsequently detained by the respondent after several hours of interrogation

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