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EFCC drags Mama Boko Haram, others to court over N150m fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned Aisha Alkali Wakil (a.k.a Mama Boko Haram), Tahiru Saidu Daura, and Prince Lawal Shoyode on two counts of conspiracy and cheating to the tune of N150 million before the Borno State High Court in Maiduguri.

The defendants are alleged to have dishonestly induced Alhaji Bulama Bakki, CEO Bakki Commodity Investment Company Limited and Ngumati Investment Company Limited, to pay them N150 million for the supply of 5000 bags of high-quality white beans and seven unit mobile ultra-scanning Machines solar energy.

That you Aisha Alkali Wakil, Tahiru Saidu Daura and Prince Lawal Shoyode, while being the Chief Executive Officer, Programme Manager and Country Director respectively of Complete Care and Aid Foundation, (a Non-Governmental Organisation) and Saidu Mukhtar (at large) sometimes in August, 2018 in Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, dishonestly induced one Alhaji Bulama Bakki CEO Bakki Commodity Investment Company Limited and Ngumati Investment Company Limited under the guise of executing a contract for the supply of 5000 bags of high quality white beans of 50kg each at the rate of N23,000 (Twenty Three Thousand Naira) only each and seven unit mobile ultra-scanning Machines solar energy (2018 brand) at the rate of N5, 000,000.00 (Five Million Naira) only totaling N 150,000,000.00 (One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira only)  which he did and you refused to pay him and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320(a) of the Borno State Penal Code Law Cap 102 and punishable under section 322 of the same Law,” count two of the charges read.  

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges. 

The prosecution prayed the court for a trial date, and the court adjourned the matter and ordered the remand of the defendants at a Correctional Centre. A new trial date has not yet been announced.

 

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