Alleged N111m fraud: Court orders “Mama Boko Haram”, others to current witnesses

A Maiduguri High Court has ordered Aisha Alkali, additionally referred to as “Mama Boko Haram” to current her three witnesses on May four and May 5 in a case of fraud filed in opposition to her and two others.

The EFCC charged Alkali alongside Tahiru Saidu and Lawal Shoyade with 5 counts, bordering on conspiracy, acquiring cash by false pretence and dishonest to the tune of N111 million.

Justice Aisha Kumaliya additionally ordered Saidu and Shoyade to current their witnesses on May 6, May 7 and May.

Earlier, counsel to EFCC, Benjamin Manji, led two witnesses offered by the fee to buttress it case in opposition to the defendants.

Testifying, Geoffrey Uzoma, a forensic professional with the EFCC Abuja headquarters, alleged that incriminating messages have been discovered on three cell telephones and two tablets belonging to the defendants.

Also testifying, Mr Ismail Olaleye, a Detective Superintendent with Maiduguri Zonal Office of the EFCC stated that the anti graft fee obtained petition in opposition to the defendants from Nyeuro International Limited.

Cross-examining Uzoma, Counsel to Alkali, Mr A.M Audu, requested how the telephones and tablets of the defendants have been transported to Abuja for forensic examination.

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He additionally requested if digital knowledge from computer systems and telephones might be manipulated and whether or not EFCC contacted service suppliers earlier than extracting data from the telephones and tablets.

Uzoma in his response stated the telephones and tablets have been introduced in an envelope with possession attestation types hooked up by the investigating officer, and that they didn’t contact service suppliers earlier than appearing on the units.

On whether or not digital knowledge may be manipulated, Uzoma merely stated, “it relies upon.

NAN studies that the EFCC alleged that the defendants, someday in 2018, conspired and falsely offered to at least one Mohammad Umar Mohammed, purported contracts for set up and servicing of 10 items of Chison 600A, 2009 model deluxe extremely sound system and the availability of white beans by way of their non-governmental organisation (Complete Care and Aid Foundation).

They pleaded not responsible to all the costs.


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