ABU DHABI FEDERAL COURT OF APPEAL IN UAE CONVICTS SIX NIGERIANS OVER ALLEGED BOKO HARAM FUNDING
An Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal in the United Arab Emirates, UAE, has convicted six Nigerians over alleged funding of Boko Haram.
After loosing an earlier appeal at the lower court the conviction was upheld by the appellate court.
Surajo Abubakar Muhammed and Soleh Yusuf Adams were sentenced to life imprisonment while the rest 4, each get ten-year imprisonment.
Court documents show that between 2015 and 2016 the convicts were allegedly involved in cash transfer totaling $782,000.00 to Boko Haram.
National Security Bureau in the United Arab Emirates said investigation of the Nigerians confirmed their involvement and membership of the Boko Haram.
They were arrested between April 16 and 17, 2017.
Relatives of the convicts however say they were “Framed Up” and keep pushing the charges that the bureau de change business in the UAE was legitimate.