UAE Convicts 6 Boko Haram Financiers

An Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has convicted Six Nigerians over an alleged funding of Boko Haram sect.

A report by a news agency on Monday states, that Surajo Abubakar Muhammad and Saleh Yusuf Adamu were sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of the act while, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan, AbdurRahman Ado Musa, Bashir Ali Yusuf and Muhammad Ibrahim Isa, got a ‘ten-year imprisonment’ each.

According to the Court’s documents, between 2015 and 2016, the convicts were allegedly involved in total cash transfers of $782,000.00 to Boko Haram sect.

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This conviction however, has resulted in negative reactions from Nigerians who has called out the Buhari-led government for the delay in identifying and persecuting sponsors of Boko Haram.

Also, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has been called out for not investigating the accounts of the convicted culprits’ .The question is ‘why are they keen on freezing accounts of peaceful End SARS promoters, rather than facing and fishing out illegal cash inflow within and outside Nigeria? ”

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