Former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, was Today, Thursday 07 November 2019, brought before the Federal High Court in Abuja in a wheelchair for the continuation of his trial. Officers of the Kuje Correctional Facility wheeled Maina into the courtroom at about 9:30 am, armed with two first aid boxes. Maina was in court today for the hearing of his bail application.
This is following his trial by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged N2 billion fraud. Maina was on October 25 arraigned alongside a firm, Common Input Property and Investment Ltd, by the EFCC before Justice Okon Abang.
The trial was earlier stalled last week Tuesday due to Maina’s sudden ill-health and confinement to bed rest by a medical expert. Justice Okon Abang, who read the medical report in the open court agreed that anybody can fall sick. Thursday (today) was therefore slated for the continuation of Maina’s trial. More details will be provided once available.
He is being prosecuted by the Federal Government on 12 counts bordering on alleged N2 billion pension fund fraud, money laundering, and operating fictitious bank accounts among other fraudulent activities.