N2.1b Fraud: Maina Appears In Court In Wheelchair

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Former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, on thursday appeared in the Federal High Court, Abuja, in a wheelchair.

The former pensions boss had been declared wanted by the EFCC for an alleged N2 billion fraud in November 2015.

Maina had, on Oct. 25, arraigned alongside a firm, Common Input Property and Investment Ltd, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Okon Abang.

He was charged with 12 counts bordering on money laundering, operating fictitious bank accounts and fraud.

While Maina is the 1st defendant in the case, the company was the 2nd defendant.

On Monday, the court adjourned till Tuesday to take his application seeking an abridgment of time to hear his bail application earlier fixed for Nov. 19 and also for continuation of evidence by the prosecution’s first witness.

However, when the matter was called on Tuesday, Maina was not in court.

He was said to be indisposed.

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