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A prosecution witness called by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the ongoing trial former Chief of Defence Staff, retired Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh, Air Commodore Salihu Ibrahim, Tuesday, said he had no record to prove the cash transactions that took place between him and the Badeh.

Ibrahim is the first prosecution witness to be called by the EFCC. He stated this at the resume hearing of the suit at the Federal High Court, Abuja, before Justice Okon Abang.

The witness, a former Director of Finance, at the Nigerian Air Force Headquarters, was cross examined by counsel to Badeh, Akin Olujimi, SAN.

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According to Commodore Ibrahim, the command’s finance officer, whose duty it was to keep record, had all the records of the amount of the dollar equivalent he handed to the former Defence Chief at his official residence on a monthly basis, adding however that he does not know the amount of money he gave to Badeh in the course of the cash transactions.

Ibrahim also confimed that the sum of 90 million naira was used for the purpose of furnishing a property belonging to Mr Alex Badeh junior, the son of the former Defence Chief. He however said he did not include that in his statement to the EFCC.

Justice Abang adjourned the case till April 19 for continuation of cross examinatiin and trial.

Badeh is standing trial on a 10 count criminal charge bordering on corruption money laundering and breach of trust. The charges were brought against him by the EFCC.

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