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EFCC Re-Arraigns ‘Mama’ Boko Haram, Others Over Alleged N6m Fraud

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The CEO of the Complete Care and Aid Foundation, Aisha Alkali Wakil, who is better known as Mama Boko Haram has been re-arraigned.

Naija News understands that Wakil was on Tuesday, September 2 re-arraigned before the Borno State High Court in Maiduguri, the state capital by the state zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

It was reported that Mama Boko Haram was re-arraigned before Justice Aisha Kumaliya on amended four counts bordering on conspiracy, giving false information, and cheating to the tune of N6 million.

On his part, while speaking during the court sitting, the prosecution counsel, Mukhtar Ali Ahmad, told the court of a pending amended charge and begged that the charges filed on March 3 and 10, 2020 be struck out and substituted with that of March 18, 2020.

The head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Dele Oyewale in a statement issued on Wednesday noted that Justice Kumaliya substituted the charges and ordered them to be read to the defendants.

A part of the charges read, “That you, Aisha Alkali Wakil, Tahiru Alhaji Saidu Daura and Prince Lawal Shoyode, whilst being chief executive officer, programme manager and country director respectively, of Complete Care and Aid Foundation (NGO), sometime between October and November 2018 at Maiduguri, Borno State, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, dishonestly induced one Alhaji Bukar Kachalla of Abks Ventures Limited to deliver to you a Toyota Camry 2012 Model worth N6m only under the guise of executing a contract for the purchase of the said car and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320 (a) and punishable under Section 332 of the Penal Code Cap 102 Laws of Borno State.”

However, the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the alleged crime. H. Waziri, however, prayed the court for an adjournment to enable him to study the new charges with a view to applying for a plea bargain agreement with the EFCC. Justice Kumaliya in his ruling adjourned further hearing of the case till September 16, 2020, Naija News learnt.

Naija News recalled that Mama Boko Haram was originally arraigned, alongside the Programme Manager of her Foundation, Tahiru Daura and the Country Director, Lawal Shoyode on December 4, 2019. Their trial followed their no-guilty plea to the charges.

Source: Naija News

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