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Witness: Badeh’s son rejected a N340m house, so we bought him another one for N330m

Witness: Badeh’s son rejected a N340m house, so we bought him another one for N330m
March 16
14:28 2016
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Salisu Abdullahi, a retired air commodore and former director of finance of the Nigeria air force, on Wednesday said Alex Badeh, instructed him to buy houses for two of his sons in an highbrow area of Abuja, while he was chief of air staff.

Abdullahi, a prosecution witness in the trial of Badeh, told Justice Okon Abang of the federal high court, Abuja, that the former defence chief instructed him to look for choice property for his first son, Alex Badeh jr, because he wanted him to own a house.

The witness claimed that Badeh bought a house at Wuse 2 at N260m for his first son, renovated it with N60m and furnished it with N90m. He also said that when Badeh’s second son turned down a house worth N340m, a second house had to be bought for N330m.

“My chief also told me he wanted his second son, Kam, to own a house. The name of the owner of house is Isiaka Rabiu,” he narrated to the court.

“I told him the price of the house was about N340m. He directed me to pay. I paid the dollar equivalent of the money to Rabiu. The money was from the normal amount I take to my chief monthly.

“When Kam saw the house, he didn’t like it. When my chief saw it, he said we should look for another one.

“One evening, I was sitting in my house. One Honourable Bature called and requested me to see him. He was then living at Kumasi crescent at Wuse 2. When I saw him, he told me he wanted to sell his house. He was building another house somewhere.

“He requested me to find someone who can buy the house. I told my chief and he said he wouldn’t like Honourable Bature to know that he was the one buying.

“I told him we could use Barrister Useni Umar. I told Useni that my chief would like to buy a house, but he wouldn’t want the buyer to know he is the one buying.

“I took Useni to Honourable Bature as an agent. After two days, the barrister told me he had concluded negotiation with Bature and that he had agreed to sell the house for N330m.

“My chief directed that I should pay for the house. I took the equivalent of N330m in dollars, which was deducted from his (Badeh’s) own money, and effected the payment.

“I collected the title documents for the house and handed them over to my chief.”

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  1. Kundu
    Kundu March 16, 18:06

    Your comment..People were killed in the battle field, while others are dieing of hunger but you were silently jostling to buy houses amounting #330m and #340m renovation #60m and furnishing #90m. In a nutshell you are killing Nigerians.

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  2. isaac
    isaac March 16, 18:20

    That is exactly how they are sharing our money like chewing gum and sweet

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  3. ade
    ade March 16, 18:53

    No wonder children of our ‘big’ personalities hardly, or don’t at all, thrive in life. They might live on the fortunes of their ‘rich’ fathers or mothers at the onset, but sorrows betide them later in life.

    For Alex Badeh (Snr), the judgment has just begun from this earth. The same military under his leadership that could not provide weaponry for the soldiers to prosecute war in the North-East could provide N670million to buy houses for Badeh’s children whose future is never known. Brig. Olukoye was dismissed from the Army because of what the Army authority termed act of ‘cowardice’ Do you blame the General when his Ogas at the top were living rotund on funds that would have ordinarily provided superior logistics to suppress the rebels. God dey o! God dey o! God dey o! (apology to mama Patience, please.)

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  4. chief
    chief March 16, 19:03

    Hmm!if this witness is a witness of truth which I doubt,then its the height of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man and country.Heartlessness in the highest order.God help us!

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    • ay
      ay March 17, 04:35

      Your comment..what do you mean by if he’s a witness of truth? let me tell you this…it is no news to many of us. I did my nysc with air force. this has been happening for decades. from the days of shagari, to ibb, etc. all their service chiefs were billionaires. the system is rotten. it is in navy, army, customs, immigration, police, prisons, civil service, ….everywhere!!!

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    • Emmy
      Emmy March 17, 07:22

      Sir, why do you doubt the witness? Do not have an iota of doubt. If you know the system, you will know he is telling the truth and even hiding some. He is a prosecution witness and the chief cook of this whole mess. At best or worst he is the number one accomplice. He should also be docked after giving witness.

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  5. concerned citizen
    concerned citizen March 16, 20:25

    The man and his family member are destined to ruin Nigeria,if not for God intervention.

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  6. OLOHUNDARE
    OLOHUNDARE March 16, 21:14

    Imagine a chief controlling millions of naira personally, and some dudes will be calling it witch hunt. Honestly, if Buhari did not kill or jail these people, I will be disappointed.

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  7. Dagadu
    Dagadu March 16, 21:37

    Your comment.I just hope this is not true. Let’s give him benefit of doubt as an accused is presumed innocent until proved otherwise.

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  8. Mimi
    Mimi March 16, 21:41

    Selfish and greedy. God help us in Nigeria

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  9. engr livinus
    engr livinus March 17, 06:37

    Your comment.. Nigeria was in a mess.did the fomer president not away of all this? God will bless Buhari. we i see all this big thief jail.they will be killing youth that are going into crime becouse of they mis managing our society.God pls reword them here on earth

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  10. ademola
    ademola March 17, 06:55

    Dis is shocking. I think it’s institutionalized hence no whistling! No oga can thief so much alone if d juniors are not getting a share of d action. D whole govt institutions need a major purge. Like Murtala did!Anybody above level ten should go. Let fresh hands take over. Anything short is harbouring criminals. Tales of how govt officials are spending money will shock Mr President!

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  11. OLU MAMA
    OLU MAMA March 17, 08:16

    IF YOU SEE HOW CHILDREN OFF ALL RICH FRAUDULENT NIGERIANS LAVISH MONEY AT PARTIES AND FEMALE CHILDREN OF POOR NIGERIANS SCUFFLE TO ENTICE THEM,YOU WILL BE ANGRY THAT GOD IS SLOW TO ANGER.THEY BUY EXPENSIVE CARS ,JEWELRIES ETC AND TAKE HARD DRUGS AND ILLICIT DRINKS UNABATED.TO CAP IT ALL THEY AND THEIR MOTHERS ARE SO ARROGANT .THEY LOOK DOWN ON ME AND YOU AS IF WE DONT HAVE SAME BLOOD LIKE THEM.AM NOT AGAINST CHILDREN BENEFITING FORM THEIR CHILDREN RICHES BUT IT SHOULDNT BE MONEY MEANT FOR ALL OF US.GOD WILL VISIT THEM WITH HIS WRATH AND THEY WILL SUFFER UNTOLD HARDSHIP.

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  12. Eyitayo
    Eyitayo March 17, 10:10

    These guys should not be charged only for money laundering, but For multiple murder of both military and civilian populace in the North East of the country. Come to think of it, Badeh is from Adamawa state!!!

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  13. You
    You March 18, 00:27

    Knowing oneself is the first step towards living the ideal life.The second is knowing the purpose of ones existence.
    Knowledge in the key to life;for it unlocks the door of ignorance which confines the ignorant from knowing and discovering themselves.
    How can one live effectively when one don’t even know ‘life’?
    How is it that we cannot afford to wonder over existence,thereby getting in touch with the Mystery behind our being?
    What is it with this preference of ‘existing’ when The Creator created us all to ‘live’?
    Why the egocentrism, narcissism, selfishness and apathy?
    Life is love,love is life;God is love.
    Light and love is the outcome of the one who knows God.

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