Mama Boko Haram Sentenced To 10-Years In Prison For N40 Million Fraud

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Borno State High Court has sentenced Aisha Alkali Wakil, popularly known as Mama Boko Haram to 10years imprisonment.

Mama Boko Haram and two others, Tahiru Saidu Daura and Prince Lawal Soyade were sentenced to 10years imprisonment by Justice Umaru Fadawu of Borno State High Court, Maiduguri for a fraud worth N40 million of the

The Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, disclosed this on Monday, February 12th, 2024.

Oyewale said Justice Umaru convicted the trio of Wakil, Daura, and Soyade after they were arraigned by the EFCC on two counts of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N40 million.

According to a statement by the EFCC Spokesperson, “Wakil, Daura, and Shoyade, respectively, CEO, Programme Manager, and Country Director of Complete Care and Aid Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, and Saidu Mukhtar, now at large, did, with intent to defraud, obtain N40 million from Bashir Abubakar, the CEO of Duty-Free Shop Ltd, under the false pretence of executing a purported contract for the supply of five x-ray machines with solar energy.”

“The offence is contrary to Section 1(b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006, and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.”

Oyewale added that; “The convicts’ journey to the correctional centre began when a petitioner alleged that they swindled him through a purported contract for the supply of five x-ray machines 1900 with solar energy to a non-governmental organisation, Complete Care and Aid Foundation, worth N40m. They neither supplied the machines nor returned the contract sum to the petitioner.”

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