Mama Boko Haram, Others Thrown Into Jail Without Option of Fine Over Fraud Allegations

Mama Boko Haram, Others Thrown Into Jail Without Option of Fine Over Fraud Allegations

  • Borno-based Aisha Wakil has been sentenced to jail by Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno state High Court
  • Wakil popularly referred to as Mama Boko Haram was convicted of fraud allegations to the tune of N71.4 million
  • A judgement delivered by Justice Kumaliya said Mama Boko Haram and two others were found guilty of a two-count charge levelled against them

A Borno state High Court has sentenced Aisha Alkali Wakil, popularly known as Mama Boko Haram to jail.

PM News reports that Mama Boko Haram was sentenced to five years imprisonment without an option of a fine over allegations of fraud.

Delivering judgement on the matter before the court, Justice Aisha Kumaliya jailed Mama Boko Haram alongside Tahiru Saidu Daura and Prince Lawal Shoyode.

Aisha Wakil, Mama Boko Haram, Borno state High Court, Fraud, foundation
Mama Boko Haram has been jailed alongside three others over allegations of fraud. Photo: Aisha Wakil

The trio were sentenced after their prosecution by the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

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According to the Cable, they were arraigned before the court on a two-charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N71,400,000.

Mama Boko Haram's crime

Having operated a non-governmental organisation named Complete Care and Aid Foundation, the convicts were accused of approaching Saleh Ahmed Said of Shuad General Enterprises Ltd to deliver 3,000 bags of beans worth N71,400,000 under the false pretence of executing a supply contract.

In the foundation, Mama Boko Haram functions as the CEO while Daura and Shoyode served as the programme manager and country director.

In her judgement, Kumaliya said that the convicts 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.

Although they pleaded not guilty to the charges, Ali Ahmed, the prosecuting counsel had presented four witnesses and tendered several documents which were admitted by the court as exhibits.

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Having proved his case against the defendants, the court pronounced them guilty and sentenced them to five years imprisonment without an option of a fine.

Justice Kumaliya ordered the convicts to pay the sum of N30,500,000 as compensation to their victims.

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

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