- Justice Binta Nyako and Justice Emeka Nwite, have convicted and sentenced four Boko Haram financiers to prison
- The judges gave the judgement at the Federal High Court sitting in Dawaki, Abuja, on Monday, December 4
- The Federal Government secured the conviction of four terrorist sponsors after arraigning them before a special trial
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FCT, Abuja - A Federal High Court sitting in Dawaki, Abuja has convicted and sentenced four Boko Haram financiers.
Justice Binta Nyako and Justice Emeka Nwite sentenced the insurgents - Modu Aisami, Zana Zarama, Umar Mohammed and Bunu Kame to prison - after they pleaded guilty to charges, Vanguard reported.
The Special Assistant Communication & Publicity to the Attorney General of the Federation, Kamarudeen Ogundele, made details of the proceedings available to newsmen on Monday night, December 4.
Ogundele said the defendants, who were arraigned separately pleaded guilty to the charges and begged the court for leniency, The Punch reported.
According to the charge filed by the Director of Public Prosecutions of the Federation (DPPF) Mr. M. B. Abubakar, one of the defendants, Aisami, provided funds for the terrorist group by buying food products from them.
He was accused of having reasonably known that proceeds from the transactions would be used to commit terrorist acts.
Justice Nyako convicted Aisami on counts 2 and 3 of the charge.
“I find him guilty as charged and he is convicted accordingly.
“I hereby sentence the convict to 20 years imprisonment for each of the offences. They are to run concurrently.”
The judge also sentenced the second defendant, Zarama, to 10 years imprisonment for concealing the identity of a Boko Haram member, Modu Sulum.
Justice Nyako held that the jail terms should run from the day the convicts were arrested and remanded in custody.
While Justice Nwite, in his judgement convicted the duo of Mohammed and Kame to 10 years imprisonment.
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