A witness testifying at the criminal trial of former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, has admitted that the statements he gave to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was contrary to the testimony he gave in court.
The witness, retired Air Commodore Salisu Yushau, said this while testifying before an Abuja Federal High Court.
He however, noted that his statements contradicted each other because of the structure of the questions asked.
While being cross-examined by Akin Olujimi (SAN), Yushau stated that ‘the statement I gave to the EFCC was to address the specific questions that were being asked.’
“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.”
The witness also informed the court that Badeh and one Hussein Umar had examined properties in Maitama and Wuse 2, Abuja and the property was later acquired by Badeh’s son, Alex Badeh junior, and Iyalikam Nigeria Limited.
“After we inspected the property and after been satisfied, my boss, (Badeh) gave me a name, in which the property should be purchased and I forwarded the name to the agent following the instruction of my boss.”
“I did not say all this in my statement because I was answering the questions as they were been put through to me by the EFCC.”
The court adjourned the case till April 20 at 11.30 a.m.
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