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N2bn #Pension #Fraud: #Corruption #Creativity : Following the #successful footsteps of others #Maina slumps in #court


Alleged #Pension N2bn Fraud: Following the successful footsteps of others Maina slumps in #court
The former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Abulrasheed Maina, who is facing money laundering charges, on Thursday, collapsed before trial Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Maina slumped down shortly after the court resumed proceedings in the 12-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him and his firm, Common Input Property and Investment Limited.
He had on Wednesday, after the EFCC closed its case with nine witnesses, secured permission of the court to enter a no-case-submission to the charge against him. However, when the case was called on Thursday, Maina’s lawyer, Mr. Anayo Adibe, told the court that his client would not be able to proceed with his application.
Adibe said he was unable to prepare the no-case-submission owing to the fact that he was not availed with records of proceedings of the court in the matter. The defence lawyer was about to make further submission when his client, Maina, slumped beside the dock where the court permitted him to sit.
Some lawyers and officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service quickly rushed to his aid, a development that forced trial Justice Abang to suspend sitting.

Reposted from @lindaikejiblogofficial Maina extradited to Nigeria after arrest in Niger Republic

The embattled Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, has been extradited to Nigeria to face his ongoing money laundering trial after he was rearrested in Niger Republic on Monday, November 30.

He was received by men of the Nigeria Police Force at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport this afternoon, Thursday, December 3. The aircraft carrying the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team landed at the airport at 2.15 pm.

Maina is facing a 12-count money laundering charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC. Part of the allegation against him is that he used his firm to launder N2 billion from the coffers of the pension scheme and also used some of the money to purchase in Abuja.

Justice Okon Akpan of the Federal High Court Abuja ordered his trial to begin in absentia after he had jumped the bail granted him by the judge,

Reposted from @lindaikejiblogofficial Photos of embattled pension task force boss, Abdulrasheed Maina, arriving Nigeria after he was extradited from Niger Republic today December 3.

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