President Muhammadu Buhari’s ongoing war against corruption has suffered another setback as a star witness for the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Retired Air Commodore, Salisu Yushau, testifying in the trial of the case of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, at a Federal High Court, Abuja, has on Tuesday, April 19, admitted making conflicting statements.
Yushau, admitted that the statements he made to the anti-graft agency were different from what he was giving in court based on the nature of questions asked. The witness, who was being cross- examined by Badeh”s counsel, Akin Olujimi, (SAN), told the court that the conflicting statements arose from the technicality of the questions asked.
He said that the shopping complex bought for N650,000 million was not captured in the statement he made to the EFCC in details. “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.’’ he said. He also told the court that Badeh, and Mr Hussein Umar inspected some properties in Maitama and Wuse 2, which were thereafter purchased in the name of Iyalikam Nigeria Limited and Alex Badeh junior.
As Court releases statement The witness told the court that he was appointed Director, Finance and Account of the Nigeria Airforce, adding that he had also told his boss that he did not like the appointment.
“After we inspected the property and