AGF leads Prosecution as Court Sentences 4 Boko Haram Financiers

AGF leads Prosecution as Court Sentences 4 Boko Haram Financiers

A Federal High Court sitting in Dawaki, Abuja on Monday convicted four Boko Haram financiers.

They are Modu Aisami, Zana Zarama, Umar Mohammed and Bunu Kame.

The prosecution led by the Honorable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), secured their convictions after their separate arraignments before Justice Binta Nyako and Justice Emeka Nwite.

The defendants pleaded guilty to the charges and begged the court for leniency.

The defence counsel was led by Director, Criminal Justice in Legal Aid Council (LAC), F A Bakre.

According to the charge filed by the Director of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, Mohammed Babadoko Abubakar, Aisami provided funds for the terrorist group by buying food products from the group, having reasonable grounds to believe that the proceed will be used to commit a terrorist act therefore committed an offence contrary to Section 13(1)(a)(ii) of the Terrorism Provision Amendment Act, 2013.

Ruling, Justice Nyako convicted he defendant having pleaded guilty to count 2 and 3 of the charges.

“I find him guilty as charged and he is convicted accordingly.

“I hereby sentence the convict to 20 years imprisonment for each of the offence. They are to run concurrently,” she held.

The judge also convicted Zarama and sentenced him to 10 years imprisonment for concealing the identity of a Boko Haram member, Modu Sulum.

Justice Nyako added that the jail terms should run from the day the convicts had been in custody.

Justice Emeka Nwite in another trial convicted the duo of Umar Mohammed and Bunu Kame. Mohammed was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

Modupe Ogundoro
Director (Information)