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Mama Boko Haram receives a new prison sentence

Fraud: Mama Boko Haram bags another jail term

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its Maiduguri Zone Office has secured the conviction of Aisha Wakil, better known as ‘Mama Boko Haram’, for fraud over N15 million.

A statement released by anti-corruption agency spokesperson Wilson Uwujaren said Wakil was sentenced alongside Tahiru Alhaji, Saidu Daura and Prince Lawal Shoyode.

He said Borno State High Court Judge Aisha Kumaliya sentenced Wakili and the other two to seven years in prison each for conspiracy and another seven years for obtaining money under false pretences. .

“Prior to sentencing, the defendants were first arraigned on 14 September 2020 before Judge Kumaliya on two counts for the offenses of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretences to the tune of N15,000,000 .00 (fifteen million naira).

Count two of the indictment reads: “That you, Aisha Alkali Wakil, Tahiru Alhaji, Saidu Daura, Prince Lawal Shoyode, while serving respectively as Managing Director, Program Director and Country Director of Complete Care and Aid Foundation ( non-governmental organization), and Saidu Muktar (at large), in November 2018 in Maiduguri, Borno State, under the jurisdiction of this honorable court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of 15,000,000 .00 Naira (Fifteen Million Naira) of a single Honorable Bukar Kachalla of Hammiza Global Resources Limited under the false pretense of performing an alleged contract to supply 3 units of Solar Energy Brand Model 1800 Chemistry Analyzer (UK Version) , which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offense contrary to section 1(1)(b) of the Advance Charge Fraud and Other Fraud Offenses Act 2006 and punishable under the Article 1 (3) of the same law”. has declaration partly read

Uwujaren said the defendants would have pleaded not guilty. He said prosecution attorney Muktar Ahmed presented six witnesses and presented several documents as exhibits in court and then closed his case on October 27, 2020.

In rendering his judgment, Judge Kumaliya found the defendants guilty on both counts and sentenced them to seven years’ imprisonment each without possibility of fine for the conspiracy offence.

The judge further sentenced them to an additional seven years in prison without possibility of fine each for the offense of obtaining money under a false pretense.

He ordered the convicts to jointly return the sum of 15,000,000.00 Naira (fifteen million Naira) to their victim, failing which they must serve an additional prison term of five years. the declaration reads in part

Three months ago, a Borno High Court sentenced Mama Boko Haram to five years in prison for his involvement in a N71.4 million fraud. Then, in August, a high court in Borno state sentenced her to seven years in prison for fraud of 66 million naira.

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