How 6 Nigerians were convicted for wiring $782,000 to Boko Haram, FG official indicted
iexclusive News Nigeria reports that 6 Nigerians has been convicted by Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over alleged funding of Boko Haram.
The conviction was upheld by the appellate court after they lost an earlier appeal at a lower court.
According to Daily Trust reports on Monday 9th November 2020 Surajo Abubakar Muhammad and Saleh Yusuf Adamu were sentenced to life imprisonment.
The rest, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan, AbdurRahman Ado Musa, Bashir Ali Yusuf and Muhammad Ibrahim Isa, got ten-year imprisonment each.
Court documents show that between 2015 and 2016, the convicts were allegedly involved in cash transfers totalling $782,000.00 to Boko Haram.
The act was contrary to Article 29, Clause 3 of UAE’s Federal Anti-Terrorism Law No 7 of 2017.
National Security Bureau said investigation of the Nigerians “confirmed their involvement and membership of the Boko Haram”.
They were arrested between April 16 and 17, 2017, and their homes searched according to the search warrant issued by the National Security Prosecution office dated April 16, 2017.
Abubakar and Adamu were charged for joining Boko Haram knowingly.
This negates Article 22/2 of UAE’s Federal Anti-Terrorism Law No 7 of 2017 punishable by death or life imprisonment.
Alhassan, Musa, Yusuf and Isa were charged with assisting the sect knowingly.
Most of the transactions were facilitated by two undercover Boko Haram agents based in Nigeria. One of them is “Alhaji Sa’idu”.
The other “Alhaji Ashiru” was described as “a Nigerian government official”.
He also reportedly funnelled misappropriated public funds to terrorists.
Sa’idu’s modus operandi is using unidentified Arab persons on a visit to Dubai from Turkey to hand over US Dollars to one of the convicts, who then remit Naira equivalent to the agent.
Families of the convicts say they were “framed up”, insisting their bureau de change business in the UAE was legitimate.
CSU Finally Releases Tinubu’s School Records To Atiku
How Former Oil Minister Diezani ‘Took Bribes Worth Millions of Pounds’
BBNaija All Stars: Ilebaye Wins Big Brother Naija All Star Season
Lil Tay Breaks Silence After 5 Years, Alleges Abuse, Sexual Misconduct by Father and His Wife
U.S. Court Orders CSU to Release Tinubu’s Academic Records to Atiku
Subsidy Removal: Tinubu approves 6 month Provisional Wage Increment For Workers
100 Happy New Month Of October 2023 Wishes, Messages, Prayers and Quotes
Nigeria@63: Tinubu to address Nigerians on Sunday
Polish opposition leader Donald Tusk seeks to boost his election chances with a rally in Warsaw
How a Church Bus Was Hijacked by Gunmen in Ondo State
Nigerian Tourism Minister Lola Ade-John Poisoned in Abuja Battles for Life
AKMODEL Homes And Properties To Launch Mega Double Estate
Breaking! Sam Larry In Police Net Over Mohbad’s Death
AlphaSense: The AI Platform That Powers Business Intelligence and Search
Mohbad Gave His Life For Others To Rise – Favour Benson