How ‘Mama Boko Haram’, others diverted N111.65m contract funds, by witness
Prosecution witness, Olaleye Isma’il, has told a Borno State High Court in Maiduguri presided over by Justice Aisha Kumaliya that Aisha Alkali Wakil (a.k.a. Mama Boko Haram) connived with two others to divert N111.65 contract funds.
Wakil, the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Complete Care and Aid Foundation, alongside the Programme Manager and Country Director, Dahiru Saidu Daura, and Prince Lawal Shoyade are standing trial for a five-count amended charge.
Isma’il, an investigator with the EFCC, while being led in evidence by Benjamin Manji, told the court that as part of investigations into the fraud allegation, a forensic examination became necessary to analyse the Samsung devices of the three defendants.
He said: “They consented and voluntarily submitted their devices for forensic examination in a written statement.
“They further signed an attestation form, and later we wrote a letter to the Forensic Department, EFCC Abuja and submitted it along with the five devices.
“On January 30, 2020, we received a response from the forensic section and the following were obtained: a forensic report, compact disk, and all the five Samsung mobile devices belonging to the three.”
Testifying as the seventh prosecution witness (PW7), he further gave evidence as to the findings of the investigating team.
He said: “On the three contracts investigated as alleged by Nyeuro International Limited, the first one bordered on a purported contract to pay N45 million into one Saidu Mukhtar Hospital Equipment account as directed by the defendant.
“The second purported contract was that, Nyeuro was directed to pay N1.65 million into Tahiru Saidu Daura’s account 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 N66 million, which was supplied to Complete Care and Aid Foundation’s store, which the defendants acknowledged.”
The investigation, he said, further revealed that the amounts paid by contractors in Mukhtar’s account domiciled in UBA were used in paying other contractors the foundation was indebted to.
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