Senators don’t want to stand surety for Maina – Lawyer

Senators are reluctant to stand as surety to a former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, his lawyer, Afam Osigwe, said. Mr Osigwe made this known on Thursday, during the ongoing criminal trial of Mr Maina, at the federal high court in Abuja. The judge, Okon Abang, who is presiding over the matter, had asked the defendant’s lawyer, whether Mr Maina has been able to perfect his bail conditions. Responding, Mr Osigwe said: “Unfortunately, senators are reluctant to stand in for Maina.” Mr Maina’s lawyer further said he is trying to explore other strategies to ensure

By |February 7th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

I Still Can’t Get Senators with N1bn Properties as My Sureties, Maina Tells Court

A former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who is standing trial on charges of money laundering involving N2billion yesterday appealed to the Federal High Court in Abuja to drop some of the conditions attached to the N1billion granted him by the Court in November last year. Maina, who was arraigned along with his firm, Common Input Property and Investment Limited, has been remanded in Abuja prison since October last year due to his inability to meet the bail conditions. He told Justice Okon Abang, yesterday that the part of the bail conditions requiring him to

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EFCC Secures Court Order to Keep Maina in Custody

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured an order of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Bwari, to detain former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina and his son, Faisal in its custody pending the conclusion of ongoing investigation. The order which was given on October 7, 2019 following an exparte application by the anti-graft agency, empowers the commission to remand the defendants in its custody for an initial period of 14 days. The court however noted that the order is “subject to be reviewed if necessary”, the commission said in a statement. Maina

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

FG moves to seize Maina’s multi-million property in Nigeria, abroad

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed court papers to confiscate a number of properties traced to the embattled former Chairman of the Pension Reforms Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. At the same time, the anti-graft agency has filed another motion to get an extended order to detain the former deputy director with the Customs, Immigration and Prisons Pension, CIPPO, who was handed last week by the Department of State Services after being arrested in an undisclosed hotel in Abuja. A top source said last night that the EFCC had traced many houses worth hundreds of millions of Naira at

By |October 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Maina Arrested By DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS), says it has arrested the former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Public Relations Officer of the agency, Peter Afunanya, said the arrest was effected at the Pennsylvania Avenue Hotel, Utako, Abuja on September 30. According to Afunanya, the arrest followed a request by the EFCC to the service to assist in the apprehension of the suspect. “Maina was arrested in company of his 20-year-old son, Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina, who unsuccessfully tried to resist the arrest. “The lad even pulled a pistol against

By |October 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments
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