How Mama Boko Haram connived, diverted N111.7 million

Aisha Wakil, popularly known as Mama Boko Haram, has been caught in the act of diverting the sum of N111.7 million meant for contract execution.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissioned (EFCC), Nigerian main anti – corruption agency exposed her involvement and those that aided in perpetuating the alleged fraud.

Olaleye Isma’il, EFCC witness, on Monday, narrated to a Borno State High Court sitting in Maiduguri how  Aisha Wakil and two of her associates perfected the alleged fraud.

The anti graft agency had dragged her,  Dahiru Saidu, and Prince Lawal Shoyode, respectively to court over an alleged corruption and diversion of funds worth millions of naira, meant for contract execution.

The anti graft agency at the trial, told the court that forensic investigation conducted in Mama Boko Haram telephone, shows she played an active role in diverting the funds.

“On the three contracts investigated as alleged by Nyeuro International Limited, the first one bordered on a purported contract to pay the sum of N45m into one Saidu Mukhtar Hospital Equipment account as directed by the defendant.

“The second purported contract was that Nyeuro was directed to pay into Tahiru Saidu Daura’s account the sum of N1.650illion for the supply of a machine. Investigation revealed that there was no such contract.

“Also, Nyeuro International Limited was directed to supply white beans worth N66m, which was supplied to Complete Care and Aid Foundation’s store, to which the defendants acknowledged.”

The investigation, he said, further revealed that the amounts paid by contractors in the account of Mukhtar’s account domiciled in the UBA were used in paying other contractors that the foundation was indebted to.

He told the court that in the course of interrogation, the second defendant admitted in his statements that such a method of payment was termed “recycling.”

The anti graft agency, said, although Mama Boko Haram and Shoyode had denied knowledge of the contracts, forensic analysis revealed that they were effectively communicating using on Whatsapp, and agreed on how on how to divert the monies.

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