Two Nigerian nationals have been sentenced to life imprisonment by an Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal, United Arab Emirates (UAE) for funding Boko Haram terrorists.
Four others were also convicted for the same offence but were given lesser prison terms.
They had earlier lost the case before a court of lower jurisdiction before approaching the country’s Court of Appeal which upheld the ruling.
It would be recalled that Daily Trust had last week Monday that Surajo Abubakar Muhammad and Saleh Yusuf Adamu were sentenced to life imprisonment.
The rest, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan, AbdurRahman Ado Musa, Bashir Ali Yusuf and Muhammad Ibrahim Isa, got ten-year imprisonment each.
According to the report, court documents show that between 2015 and 2016, the convicts were allegedly involved in cash transfers totaling $782,000.00 to Boko Haram.
The act was contrary to Article 29, Clause 3 of UAE’s Federal Anti-Terrorism Law No 7 of 2017.
They were arrested between April 16 and 17, 2017, and their homes searched according to the search warrant issued by the National Security Prosecution office dated April 16, 2017.
Abubakar and Adamu were charged for joining Boko Haram knowingly which is against Article 22/2 of UAE’s Federal Anti-Terrorism Law No 7 of 2017 punishable by death or life imprisonment.