Revealed: Boko Haram, others diverted N111.7m contract fund —Witness

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Aisha Wakil, alias Mama Boko Haram, connived with two others to divert N111.7m contract funds, a prosecution witness, Olaleye Isma’il, on Monday revealed to the Borno State High Court in Maiduguri.

Mama Boko Haram, who is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Complete Care and Aid Foundation, is facing trial before Justice Aisha Kumaliya on amended five counts of fraud.

Isma’il, an investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, while being led in evidence by Benjamin Manji, told the court that as part of investigations into the alleged fraud, a forensic examination was conducted on the Samsung phones of the defendants.

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“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 N1.650m 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 investigator said.

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He also 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.

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