Mama Boko Haram, Two Others Sentenced To 5 Years imprisonment 

Aisha Wakil, also known as Mama Boko Haram, was on Tuesday sentenced to 5 years imprisonment. 

The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) secured her conviction and sentencing alongside Tahiru Saidu Daura and Prince Lawal Shoyode.

They were arraigned before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri as contained in a Facebook Post by EFCC.  

The defendants were said to be sentenced to five years imprisonment without option of fine.

The processes of this judgment began since September 14th, 2020 when the defendants were re-arraigned on a two count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N71,400,000 million.

One of the counts reads:

“That you, Tahiru Saidu Daura, Aisha Alkali Wakil and Prince Lawal Shoyode, whilst being programme manager, chief executive officer and country director respectively of Complete Care and Aid Foundation (a non-governmental organisation), sometime in the year 2018 at Maiduguri, Borno State, within the jurisdiction of this honorable court with intent to defraud, induced one Saleh Ahmed Said of Shuad General Enterprises Ltd to deliver to you 3,000 (Three Thousand) bags of beans worth N71,400,000 (Seventy-One Million, Four Hundred Thousand Naira only) , under the false pretence of executing a contract for the supply of same, which you made the said Saleh Ahmed Said to believe that you had the capacity to pay the entire contract sum upon execution, which you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence, contrary to and punishable under Sections 1(1) (b) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud- Related Offences Act, 2006 respectively.”

A second count also reads: 

“That you, Aisha Alkali Wakil, Tahiru Alhaji Saudi Daura, Prince Lawal Shoyode, whilst being chief executive officer, programme manager and country director, respectively of Complete Care and Aid Foundation (a non-governmental organization) and Saidu Mukhtar (at large) sometime in July, 2018 at Maiduguri, Borno State, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N11,000,000.00 (Eleven Million Naira only) from one Muhammed Ambare of Mohammed Ambare Ventures under the false pretence of executing a purported contract of supply, installation and servicing of two units of x-ray machine Model 1800, which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) (b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.”

They all pleaded not guilty to the charges, prompting the prosecution counsels, Benjamin Manji and Khalid Sanusi to ask for a trial date and prayed that the defendants be remanded in the custody of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS).

Justice Kumaliya adjourned the matter till October 5, 6, 8, 9, 12 and 13, 2020 respectively for trial.

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