‘Mama Boko Haram’ Aisha Wakil, 2 Others Jailed 5 Years Each For Fraud, In Maiduguri

Aisha Alkali Wakil, a.k.a Mama Boko Haram has been jailed five years, without the option of fine, by a Borno State High Court in Maiduguri, for fraud.

Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court jailed her alongside Tahiru Saidu Daura and Prince Lawal Shoyode, following their prosecution by the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The judgment was the climax of a trial that commenced on Monday, September 14, 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.

Aisha Alkali Wakil was the CEO, Tahiru Saidu Daura, the programme manager and Prince Lawal Shoyode, the country director.

They were said to have approached Saleh Ahmed Said of Shuad General Enterprises Ltd to deliver to them 3,000 bags of beans worth N71,400,000 under the false pretence of executing a supply contract.

Justice Kumaliya found that they 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.”

The defendants pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charge.

In the course of trial, the prosecution counsel, Mukhtar Ali Ahmed, presented four witnesses and tendered several documents which were admitted as exhibits.

Delivering judgement today, Justice Kumaliya held that the prosecution had proved the case against the defendant and consequently pronounced them guilty as charged.

The judge sentenced them to five years imprisonment without an option of fine.

The Judge further ordered the convicts to pay the sum of N30,500.000 as compensation to their victim.

In default, they shall serve an additional ten-year prison term.

Credit: Global Upfront

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