The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned Aisha Alkali Wakil also known as “Mama Boko Haram”, before Justice Umaru Fadawu of the Borno State High Court in Maiduguri.
Other defendants arraigned alongside “Mama Boko Haram” are Tahiru Saidu Daura and Prince Lawal Shoyode on a two count charges.
The defendants are accused of dishonestly inducing a businessman to supply 5,000 bags of high-quality white beans and seven mobile ultra-scanning machines under the guise of executing a contract without paying him, thereby cheating him out of One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira.
The charges levelled against them include conspiracy and cheating, which involved the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira.
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The defendants, who were the Chief Executive Officer, Programme Manager, and Country Director, respectively, of Complete Care and Aid Foundation (a Non-Governmental Organisation), pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Despite pleading not guilty to the charges, they have been remanded at a Correctional Centre.
The prosecution counsel requested a trial date, and the case was adjourned by the judge.
This move by the EFCC sends a strong message that corruption and fraudulent activities will not be tolerated in Nigeria. It is a welcome development that these individuals are being held accountable for their actions, and justice must be served