Badeh: Witness Admits Error In Evidence


19 Apr 2016

Badeh: Witness Admits Error In Evidence

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A witness of the economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC), Air Commodore Salisu Yushau has admitted error in his statement to the EFCC during interrogation.

While giving evidence before the court during the trial of the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, the witness said in his evidence before the court that one of the building allegedly purchased by Badeh was paid for instalmentally but had earlier said in his statement to the EFCC that the property was paid for at once.

When confronted with that fact by counsel to Badeh, chief Akinlolu Olujimi, a senior advocate, the witness admitted that it must have been an error on his part.

He told the court that the shopping complex which he told the court in his testimony was bought in the sum of N650,000 was not captured in the statement he made  to the EFCC in details.

He said, “ I cannot remember everything I said in my statement to the EFCC because I was answering the questions based on how they were being put across to me by investigators.

“I know that it is not everything I am telling the court here that was captured in my statement but the fact is that ‎everything I told the EFCC was within  my knowledge and the records are there”.

He also told the court that Badeh, and one Barrister Hussein Umar inspected some properties in Maitama and Wuse 2, in which it was thereafter purchased in the name of Iyalikam Property Limited and Alex Badeh junior.

“‎After we inspected the property and after beng satisfied, he (Badeh) gave me a name, in which the property should be purchased and I forwarded the name following the instruction of my boss.

“I did not say all this in my statement because I was answering the questions as they were put through to me by the EFCC”.

The witness told the court that he was appointed as director, Finance and Account of NAF and also said that he had told his boss that he wanted to leave the service even his due date of retirement.

 

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News Source: LEADERSHIP, 9jaTales

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