Published January 20, 2021
Dogara Bitrus, Maiduguri
THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says there are about 13 court cases against Aisha Wakil , popularly known as Mama Boko Haram at the federal and state high courts here in Maiduguri .
According to a statement by North – East Zonal Head of the EFCC, Mr . Egbodolo Olumide , the three counts before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court in Maiduguri is a fresh charge bordering on criminal conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence and inducement .
It noted that the charges were against Aisha Wakil , Saidu Daura and Lawal Shoyede as chief executive officer , programme manager and country director respectively of a non -governmental organisation , Complete Care and Aid Foundation .
They ( Mama Boko Haram and other suspects ) were alleged to have obtained the sum of N 41 , 777, 750 .00 by false pretence .
The suspects were alleged to have induced one Hajia Bilkisu Abubakar to execute a supply contract worth N 41 m for Complete Care and Aid Foundation , owned by Mama Boko Haram, and refused to pay after the contract was executed .
The defendants pleaded ‘not guilty’ when the charges were read to them .
The prosecuting counsel , Haruna Abdulkadirn , asked the court to fix a date for trial, to enable the first and third defendants , who did not have legal representation, to do so in the next hearing .
The presiding judge, Justice Aisha Kumaliya , adjourned the matter till January 26 , 2021 for commencement of trial .