How Badeh Bought N260m House in Abuja – Witness

Mrs Oluwatoyin Oke told a Federal High Court on Thursday that she sold a property worth N260m to Abba Maitama, a front man for the former Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh,
Oke, who was led in evidence by Prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), as (PW7), said though she did not deal directly with Badeh, however, gave account of her transaction with Abba on the sale of the purported property during examination.
The witness claimed ownership of the said property which she built in the 90s’ and inhabited all through 2013. In her bid to sell the property, she contacted friends of which one of them was Abba Maitama who got interested buyers.
Oluwatoyin told the court that the price of the property was beaten down and was later agreed to be sold at 260m from the initial price of 300m after a through bargain.
She however acknowledged and gave an order for inspection of the property during her stay in abroad as the buyer was ready to pay in instalments.
According to her, the first instalment was between 500-550, 000 USD, while the second instalment was paid through Abba whom she informed to transfer the money into her account.
The witness also confessed to have signed the original documents such as power of attorney, and deal of scale which were handed over to Abba on her return from abroad.
The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang however admitted in evidence the documents and adjourned the case to Nov. 2 and 3, 2016 for continuation of trial.

Author: News Editor

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