Mama Boko Haram re-arraigned by EFCC

The Maiduguri Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has revealed that it had re-arraigned the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Complete Care and Aid Foundation, Aisha Alkali Wakil, also known as Mama Boko Haram.

It was gathered that Mama Boko Haram was re-arraigned on Tuesday 2nd September, before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court in Maiduguri.

She was charged on amended four counts bordering on conspiracy, giving false information, and cheating to the tune of six million naira.

At the sitting, prosecution counsel, Mukhtar Ali Ahmad, told the court of a pending amended charge and urged the court to strike out the earlier charges filed on March 3rd and 10th, 2020, and substitute it with that of March 18, 2020.

According to a statement on Wednesday by the Head, Media, and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Dele Oyewale, Justice Kumaliya substituted the charges and ordered them to be read to the defendants.

One 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 N 6m 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.”

They pleaded not guilty, following which counsel for the second and third defendants, H. Waziri, 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.

The case was consequently adjourned by Justice Kumaliya till 16th September, 2020 for commencement of trial.

Mama Boko Haram was originally arraigned, alongside the Programme Manager of her Foundation, Tahiru Daura and the Country Director, Lawal Shoyode on the 4th of December, 2019.

Their trial followed their no-guilty plea to the charges.

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