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Court Convicts ‘Mama Boko Haram’, Others Over N34m Fraud

The Borno State High Court in Maiduguri has convicted and sentenced, Aisha Alkali-Wakil, also known as Mama Boko Haram, as well as one Tahiru Saidu-Daura and Lawal Shoyode to seven years imprisonment.

They were prosecuted by the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a three-count charge of conspiracy and cheating to the tune of N34,593,000.

In a statement, EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said Justice Aisha Kumaliya delivered the judgment on Monday, where she found the defendants guilty on the three counts.

“Delivering judgment today, Justice Kumaliya found the defendants guilty on the three counts and convicted them accordingly,” the statement read.

“On count one for the offence of conspiracy, the court hereby sentences you, Aisha Alkali-Wakil, Tahiru Saidu Daura, and Prince Lawal Shoyode to five years imprisonment each without an option of fine.

“While on count two and three of the charge, Aisha Alkali-Wakil and Tahiru Saidu Daura are to go to prison for seven years each without an option of fine.”

According to the EFCC spokesman, the court ordered Wakil to pay the sum of N25,805,000 or to go to prison for seven years, while Daura was ordered to pay the sum of N8, 788,000 or to go to jail for seven years.

“Wakil and Daura are to jointly pay the sum of N 7,184,250 for the items supplied to their office or go to jail for three years each,” Uwujaren added.

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