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Alex Badeh Ex-CDS bought N320m house for his 28 year old son – Witness

The house Badeh purchased for Kam, his last son, is close to his first son's house, which he also bought for N260m.

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Alex Badeh. play Former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh. (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

Former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Alex Badeh, allegedly bought a N320m house for his 28 year old son, Kam Badeh.

This was revealed by a witness, Air Commodore,  Aliyu Yishau (Rtd.) in the ongoing trial of the former Defence chief at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Punch reports that Yishau was the Nigerian Air Force (NAF)  Director of Finance and Account when Badeh served as the Chief of Air Staff from September 2012 to December 2013.

Yishau, during cross examination by Badeh’s lawyer, Chief Akin Olujinmi (SAN), said “In my statement to the EFCC, I said the 1st defendant has two property in Wuse 2 that cost N260m and N320m. The house that cost N320m is the house adjacent to No 19 Kumasi Crescent, which was purchased from Honourable Bature.

“That was the one purchased for the last son of the 1st defendant, by name Kam. I cannot remember the address, but can identify it.”

The witness also revealed that the house which Badeh purchased for Kam, his last son, is close to another property (19 Kumasi Crescent, Wuse II) which he bought for his first son, Alex Badeh (Jnr) at N260m.

He also said “I collected the money from the 1st defendant’s (Badeh’s) resident. I take it to my house and ask them to come and collect it. I took the money to his house and he asked me to remove the equivalent of N260m to pay for the house. I deducted the N260m equivalent from the normal monthly N558.2m I take to him.

“He (the 1st defendant always authorises the deduction for payment whenever I take the monthly money to him. I did not give the house renovation job to Engr Salau. I paid N60m for the renovation of the house based on the instruction of my boss, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh.”

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) also revealed that Alex Badeh laundered N3.9 billion from the accounts of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in 12 months.

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