Alex Badeh in more trouble as more witnesses testify against him

by on October 13, 2016
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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