Mama Boko Haram, others jailed seven years

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The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has secured the conviction of Aisha Wakil, also known as Mama Boko Haram, alongside Tahiru Alhaji, Saidu Dura and Lawal Shoyode.

The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Friday that Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court sentenced Wakil and the others to seven years’ imprisonment for conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretences.

According to him, the judgment was delivered on Thursday.

He explained that the convicted were prosecuted by the anti-graft agency for falsely obtaining N15m from one Bukar Kachalla of Hamiza Global Resources Limited under the guise of supplying three units of Chemistry Analyser Solar Energy Brand Model 1800 (UK version).

Wakil was said to have committed the offence while she was Chief Executive Officer of Complete Care and Aid Foundation.

 The action was said to be contrary to Section 1(1) (b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.

 “The judge sentenced them to seven years’ imprisonment without an option of fine each for the offence of obtaining money by false pretence.

“He ordered the convicts to jointly restitute the sum of N15,000,000 to their victim, in default of which they are to serve an additional five years’ prison term.”


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