Ex-defence Chief, Badeh Rejects Prison Food, Opts To Feed Self
SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, (THEWILL) – A former Chief of Defense Staff, CDS, Air Chief Marshal, Alex Badeh (rtd)has rejected the food served other inmates in Kuje prison and has opted to feed himself pending the time he perfects the conditions for bail granted him last week in connection with the 10-counts money laundering charge he is facing.
This was as his detention reportedly generated excitement and curiosity among the inmates, who were amazed to see the former military chief in prison custody barely one year after his personality as Defence Chief, loomed large across the nation.
Revealing that Badeh was keeping a low profile in prison custody, Sunday Punch reports that on getting to prison, his bio-data and other important details were taken before he was escorted to the prison officer's office and allocated a cell.
The immediate past Defence Chief was said to have preferred food from home, an indulgence that is granted all awaiting trial inmates.
“An inmate can reject prison food and sign for self-feeding, meaning he would provide his own food, his family members and friends can bring food for him daily, subject to the approval of the prison authorities,” an official anonymously told the newspaper.
The newspaper gathered that Badeh's decline to partake of the meal served at prison may not be unconnected with the poor quality of the food served inmates in Nigerian prisons.
Badeh was remanded in prison custody on March 7 but admitted to bail on March 10 by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, following his arraignment along with a company, Iyalikam Nigeria Limited, on 10 counts of money laundering.
The ex-CDS, who was granted N2bn bail by Justice Abang last Thursday, was asked to produce two sureties who could pay the sum of N1 billion each, have landed properties in the FCT and provide evidence of three years tax payment.