Badeh told the court, through his lawyer, that he recently had surgery on his spine and was also suffering from a kidney condition.
Former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Alex Badeh has urged the Federal High Court in Abuja to grant him bail on health grounds.
Badeh told the court, through his lawyer, that he recently had surgery on his spine and was also suffering from a kidney condition, Punch reports.
“There is no reason for, or any likelihood that the applicant will jump bail, escape from Justice, interfere with witnesses or investigation if same is still ongoing, or the course of justice upon being granted bail,” Badeh’s lawyer, Samuel Zibiri (SAN) said.
“The applicant’s health condition is bad and he recently had surgery on his spine which requires constant post-operative follow-up by his physician as well as renal condition, which he is currently undergoing treatment for,” he added.
Badeh was arrested and is being held by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on charges of money laundering.
The former CDS is one of the senior military officers who have been linked with the $2.1 billion arms deal fraud.