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Mama Boko Haram sentenced to five years imprisonment over N71.4m fraud

Borno State High Court has sentenced Aisha Wakil aka Mama Boko Haram to five years imprisonment for N71.4 million fraud.

Wakil was re-arraigned alongside Tahiru Daura and Prince Shoyode in September 2020 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a two-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence. They pleaded not guilty to the charges.

During the trial, prosecution counsel Mukhtar Ahmed presented four witnesses and tendered several documents which were admitted as exhibits.

The judge Aisha Kumaliya held that the prosecution proved the case against the defendant beyond reasonable doubt.

Upon conviction, the judge sentenced the defendants to five years imprisonment without an option of fine.

Furthermore, she ordered the convicts to pay the sum of N30.5 million as compensation to the victim.

Should they default in paying the fine, the judge said the convicts would serve an additional 10-year jail term.

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