A Federal Court of Appeal in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has upheld the jail sentence on six Nigerian citizens found guilty of funding the Boko Haram terrorist group.
The court found the six Nigerians guilty of facilitating a huge sum of $782,000 into the hands of Boko Haram insurgents, who have been operating in North-Eastern Nigeria for over 10 years.
The convicts who are all Northerners bagged different jail terms from the court.
According to a Daily Trust report, two of the convicts received a life imprisonment sentence while four others will spend 10 years in prison.
The full names of the six Nigerians arrested and jailed in UAE over Boko Haram funding are:
|1||Surajo Muhammad||Life imprisonment|
|2||Saleh Adamu||Life imprisonment|
|3||Ibrahim Alhassan||10 years in jail|
|4||AbdurRahman Musa||10 years in jail|
|5||Bashir Yusuf||10 years in jail|
|6||Muhammad Isa||10 years in jail|
Police investigation had revealed that the six men had between 2015 and 2016 transferred large amounts of cash in United States dollars to bank accounts belonging to confirmed Boko Haram insurgents.