It was reliably gathered that Adegbe was arrested on Wednesday in Lagos and taken to the Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja, where he was interrogated by some senior military officers and later handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside seven serving officers.
A source in the know said:
The former ADC to President Goodluck Jonathan has been picked up by the Army.
The man was recalled from a National Defence College course he is undergoing.
He was arrested in Lagos and taken to the Abacha Barracks in Abuja on Wednesday. He was interrogated by some senior military officers.
Another source said:
The colonel was recalled from the course to answer certain questions in relation to the ongoing investigation into arms procured under the Jonathan administration.
He was taken to the EFCC at noon in response to the allegations. Seven other army officers had also been taken to the commission.
When the Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar was contacted, he said he did not have the information on Adegbe’s arrest, restating the support of the military for government policies to combat the menace of corruption.
I cannot say whether he is arrested or not. But any person, who is involved in the arms matters, would be arrested.
We are in support of the policies of the FG in tackling the menace of corruption in this country. We have said we will support the ongoing investigation into the diversion of public funds. We have to corroborate our stance.
Whosoever is involved is immaterial. I don’t have such information now but whosoever is involved, we will support the relevant agencies to do their jobs. This is something that would be beneficial to the country.
Investigation further revealed that the EFCC had opened effective investigation into the cases against officers of the Nigerian Army and the development caused major redeployments of Army personnels.