Tuesday, 21 January 2020

‘Mama Boko Haram’ Sent To Prison Over 111 Million Naira Fraud’


    A high court in Maiduguri, Borno state capital on Monday remanded a Lawyer, Aisha Wakil, better known as “Mama Boko Haram”, to a custodial centre in the state.

  The lawyer who had performed several liaisons between the government and the insurgent Boko Haram was charged by the EFCC along with Tahiru Saidu Daura, programme manager of Wakil’s NGO, Complete Care and Aids Foundation.

   Aisha Kumalia, the presiding judge, gave the order after the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) arraigned Wakil alongside Tahir Saidu Daura and Lawal Shoyade, on an amended five-count charge, bordering on conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretence and cheating to the tune of N111, 650,000.

  According to The Cable,The EFCC had said the defendants, sometime in 2018, conspired and falsely presented to one Mohammad Umar Mohammed, purported contracts for installation and servicing of 10 pieces of Chison 600A, 2009 version deluxe ultra sound system and the supply of white beans through their non-governmental organisation (Complete Care and Aid Foundation).

  They pleaded not guilty to the charges and Benjamin Manji, prosecution counsel, applied for a trial date and prayed the court to remand the defendants in the Nigerian Correctional Centre pending the determination of the case. The judge ordered the defendants to be remanded at a custodial centre and adjourned the case till February 10, 2020 for commencement of trial.

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