In a resumed trial yesterday at the Federal High Court in Abuja, the Director of Finance, and Accounts (DFA) at the Camp 101 Headquarters, Nigeria Air Force, Mohammed Sinni, led in evidence by Prosecution Counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) continued in the account of his stewardship at NAF Headquarters when he was Camp Finance Officer (CFO).
The Federal Government on Wednesday told Justice Okon Abang that it has four additional witnesses to prove the allegation of money laundering slammed against the former Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh and Iyalikam Nigeria Limited.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), prosecuting Badeh and the firm on behalf of the Federal Government finished leading the sixth prosecution witness, Air Commodore Mohammed Lawal Sini, in evidence yesterday, after which the witness was cross examined by counsel to the first defendants, Chief Akin Olujimi (SAN)
Already, the prosecution had called six witnesses, who had given evidence in the 10-count charge preferred against Badeh and Iyalikam Nigeria Limited.
Specifically, Badeh is standing trial for allegedly money laundering and looting of public funds by using the dollar equivalent of N3.97 billion removed from the accounts of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to purchase properties in choice areas of Abuja between January and December, 2013.
When the witness (PW 6), who is currently a Director in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) was asked what the N120 million the first prosecution witness, Air Commodore S A Yushau mentioned in his testimony was used for, the witness said the money was being allocated for the running of the official duties of the Air House (Official residence of the Chief of Air Staff), which includes movements of the Chief of Air Staff, maintenance of the Air House and any task related to the Air House that Yushau gives and approves from time to time. Hence, the custody of the N120 million is with the cashier and the money is disbursed according to the instruction of his director.
Sini, on Tuesday gave the court, details of events that occurred when he was the Camp Finance Officer, (CFO), Camp 106, in 2012.
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