Five lawyers have withdrawn from the defence team of the founder of Complete Care and Aid Foundation, Aisha Wakil, popularly called Mama Boko Haram, in a multitude of cases filed against her in two Maiduguri High Courts within the last one year.
Wakil, also a lawyer, has been involved in liaison for the freedom of victims of Boko Haram captivity and massive philanthropy for orphans and internally displaced persons (IDPs) before the long hand of the law caught up with her for allegedly fleecing many people.
METROWATCHONLINE.COM learnt from reliable High court sources that the lawyers, names withheld, were irked by the fact that she was not helping matters.
It was gathered that she was not cooperating with them in their defence of her eleven cases before Justice Umar Fahau and Aisha Kumalia of the High Courts in Gidan Madara respectively.
The lawyers suspect that she is pretending in court by insisting that she must write her defence to questions, making the cases take a longer time than necessary to advocate for.
“She actually told us to delay the cases, ”said one of them who felt that there was no need for those long delays in very straightforward cases in which clients like the Flower Mills allegedly supplied her with food products yet she failed to refund their monies.
BATTLE FOR FREEDOM FROM 14 CASES
The battle for freedom against 14 cases filed against her in the Borno State High Court and the Federal High Court sitting in Maiduguri started last year when she was first remanded in a correctional facility instead of bail which she thought she would have been granted because her husband is a judge of the State High Court.
It is from the correctional facility that she was transferred to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) where she is undergoing treatment with correctional warders around for the next sitting after the judiciary workers JUSUN calls off their strike.
The third count read: “That you, Aisha Alkali Wakil, Tahiru Alhaji Saudi Daura, Prince Lawal Shoyode, whilst being chief executive officer, programme manager and country director, respectively of Complete Care and Aid Foundation (a non-governmental organization) and Saidu Mukhtar (at large) sometime in November 2018 at Maiduguri, Borno State, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million Naira only), from one Hon. Bukar Kachalla of Hammiza Global Resources Limited under the false pretence of executing a purported contract of supply of three units of chemistry analyzer solar energy brand Model 1800 (UK Version), which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1 (1) (b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act.”
Speaking to METROWATCHONLINE.COM in his office, Barrister Jibrin Gunda, said she has won some of the request for bails in the Federal High Court and they are just waiting for the execution of bails given to her.