The Federal Government secured the conviction of four individuals identified as Boko Haram financiers. The quartet, namely Modu Aisami, Zana Zarama, Umar Mohammed Bunu Kame, faced charges and pleaded guilty during a special trial held at the Federal High Court in Dawaki, Abuja.
Led by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Prince Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, the Federal Government’s legal team secured convictions for the accused individuals.
RoyalTimes gathered that the charges against the accused included allegations that Aisami provided funds to the terrorist group by purchasing food products, with knowledge that the proceeds would be used for terrorist activities.
Upon admitting guilt, trial Justice Binta Nyako convicted Aisami on counts 2 and 3 of the charge. Aisami was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for each offense, to run concurrently.
Similarly, the second defendant, Zana Zarama, was convicted and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for concealing the identity of a Boko Haram member, Modu Sulum.
Justice Emeka Nwite, in a separate judgment, convicted the duo of Umar Mohammed Bunu Kame, sentencing them to 10 years imprisonment.