Aisha Alkali Wakil, popularly referred to as Mama Boko Haram has been arraigned at Borno State High Court, Maiduguri over alleged involvement in a fraud of N66 million.
She was arraigned alongside Tahiru Saidu Daura before Justice Aisha Kumaliya, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Their arraignment followed a petition by the Managing Director of AMTMAT Global Ventures against Complete Care and Aids Foundation.
The foundation is run by the defendants.
In the petition, the foundation was said to have awarded a contract to the company to supply processed maize grain worth N15 million which was received by Wakil upon completion.
It was alleged too that the company also processed and funded their trip to Morocco to the tune of N51 million.
They however refused to defray the money.
One of the charges reads: “That you Tahiru Saidu Daura, while being a programme manager of Complete Care and Aid Foundation, and Aisha Wakil, being the CEO of Complete Care and Aid Foundation on the 7th September, 2018, in Maiduguri within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, dishonestly induce Ali Tijjani, the CEO and alter ego of AMTMAT Global Ventures to deliver to you, processed maize grains (biski), valued at N15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million Naira) which you are yet to pay and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320(a) and punishable under Section 322 of the Penal Code Cap 102 Laws of Borno State.”
Wakil and Daura however pleaded not guilty of the offence they were accused of.
The court granted the duo bail in the sum of N30 million with two sureties in like sum.
The court ordered that one of the sureties must be at the level of a permanent secretary in the civil service.
The person must also own a landed property in Maiduguri GRA, and must submit the title document of the property to the registry of the court.
The case was adjourned till January 13, 2020 when the trial will commence