Badeh Bought N650m Property Belonging To Governor Fayose – Witness
Ayodele Fayose is the original owner of a piece of property Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff, bought for N650m, Mustapha Yerima, a witness, has claimed.
Yerima, who is the fourth witness of the prosecution in the trial of Badeh at the federal high court in Abuja, however, failed to state in clear terms the identity of original owner of the property.
Nevertheless, it is speculated that the incumbent governor of Ekiti state is the original owner of the property.
Badeh is facing trial for multiple counts of criminal breach of trust to the tune of N3.9bn brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Yerima, a building contractor, while giving his testimony, claimed that the former defence chief bought the property – a piece of land – which is located at Wuse 2 in Abuja, for the construction of a shopping mall from a third buyer.
He also claimed that he received N860m from the account of the Nigeria air force for the project.
Aliyu Yishau, the first witness of the prosecution and former director of finance of the air force, had also claimed that Badeh facilitated the payment for some pieces of property, including the mall in Abuja through him.