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EFCC re-arraigns Mama Boko Haram, 2 others over N6m fraud


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, re-arraigned the Chief Executive Officer of Complete Care and Aid Foundation, Aisha Alkali-Wakil, popularly known as Mama Boko Haram.

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The EFCC, in a statement on Wednesday, said Mama Boko Haram was arraigned before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri, on amended four-count charges bordering on conspiracy, giving false information and cheating to the tune of N6million.

Recall that the EFCC had in December last year filed criminal charges against Mama Boko Haram and the two others – Saidu Daura and Prince Lawal Shoyade, on N66 million fraud case.

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The EFCC later amended the charges and re-arraigned the three accused persons on “a-five count amended charge bordering of conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretence and cheating to the tune of N111.6 million”.

The three accused persons had pleaded not guilty.

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