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    Court waters down Maina’s bail conditions

Court waters down Maina’s bail conditions

A federal high court in Abuja has further varied the bail conditions granted to Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT). Moving an application for a further variation of bail conditions, Joe Gadzama, Maina’s counsel, had informed the court on the last adjourned date that Ndume has agreed to stand as a surety for his client. He, however, [...]

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    Ndume agrees to stand as Maina’s surety

Ndume agrees to stand as Maina’s surety

After the initial setback in fulfilling his bail conditions, Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), has found a senator who is willing to stand as his surety. Maina, who is standing trial for alleged money laundering, was granted a N1 billion bail but struggled to fulfill his bail condition, including having a senator as his surety. Moving [...]

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    Court rejects Maina’s fresh request for bail variation

Court rejects Maina’s fresh request for bail variation

A federal high court in Abuja has refused to further vary the bail conditions granted to Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT). Maina was arraigned on 12 counts of money laundering preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on October 25, 2019. He was granted a N1 billion bail with two senators standing [...]

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    Maina didn’t plot to assassinate anyone, says lawyer

Maina didn’t plot to assassinate anyone, says lawyer

Abass Sanni, lawyer to Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), says his client did not threaten to assassinate, harass or intimidate any of the prosecutors involved in his trial. Maina, who is standing trial on 12 counts bordering on alleged money laundering, is asking the court to further vary the bail conditions granted to him to enable [...]

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    Maina plotting to assassinate me, EFCC lawyer tells court

Maina plotting to assassinate me, EFCC lawyer tells court

Mohammed Abubakar, a lawyer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), has perfected plans to assassinate him. While Maina has asked the court to further vary the bail conditions granted to him in the money laundering charges filed by the commission, the EFCC is asking the court to revoke the [...]

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    Maina to court: I’ve still not found a senator to stand as surety

Maina to court: I’ve still not found a senator to stand as surety

Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), has again told a federal high court in Abuja, that no senator is willing to stand as a surety for his release. At the resumed trial on Thursday, Afam Osigwe, Maina’s counsel, informed the court of an application seeking a further variation of his client’s bail conditions on grounds that they [...]

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    Maina to remain in prison as senators refuse to stand as sureties

Maina to remain in prison as senators refuse to stand as sureties

Afam Osigwe, counsel to Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), says senators are reluctant to stand as sureties for his client. Osigwe made this known during the ongoing criminal trial of his client at the federal high court, Abuja, on Thursday. Okon Abang, the presiding judge, had asked the defence counsel whether Maina has been able to [...]

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    Court reduces Maina’s bail sum from N1bn to N500m

Court reduces Maina’s bail sum from N1bn to N500m

Okon Abang, judge of a federal high court in Abuja, has varied the bail conditions he gave to Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT). Maina was arraigned on 12 counts of money laundering preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on October 25, 2019. He was granted bail in the sum of N1 [...]

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    Maina’s bail conditions impossible to meet, says lawyer

Maina’s bail conditions impossible to meet, says lawyer

Afam Osigwe, counsel to Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), says his client cannot fulfill the conditions of the bail granted to him by a federal high court in Abuja. Maina, who is standing trial on a 12-count charge bordering money laundering, was first arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on October 25. He had [...]

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    Court orders transfer of Maina’s son to Kuje prison

Court orders transfer of Maina’s son to Kuje prison

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the transfer of Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), to Kuje prison. The younger Maina, who is standing trial for alleged corruption, has been in custody of the police. But on Wednesday, Okon Abang, the presiding judge, gave the order following the request of [...]

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    Maina used sister’s identity to run secret bank account, witness tells court

Maina used sister’s identity to run secret bank account, witness tells court

Mairo Bashir,  a witness in the ongoing trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), told a federal high court on Friday that Maina’s sister was the certified owner of one of the bank accounts allegedly used to launder money. Bashir, who was the first prosecution witness presented by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), [...]

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    Judge receives medical report showing Maina is fit to stand trial

Judge receives medical report showing Maina is fit to stand trial

A medical report the National Correctional Service (NCS) presented to a federal high court in Abuja on Monday showed that Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reforms Task Force (PRTF), is fit to stand trial. Maina had been using ill health as an excuse to delay his trial. On November 5, Okon Abang, the presiding judge, ordered the deputy comptroller of the [...]

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    Court grants Maina N1bn bail

Court grants Maina N1bn bail

A federal high court in Abuja has granted N1 billion bail to Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team. Okon Abang, a judge, granted him bail on compassionate grounds following an application by Ahmed Raji, his lawyer. The judge ordered Maina to provide sureties with N500m naira each. He said the sureties must have landed properties fully developed in [...]

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    Drama as judge warns Maina’s lawyer to mind his words

Drama as judge warns Maina’s lawyer to mind his words

Okon Abang, judge presiding over the case of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), on Thursday warned a lawyer in the case to mind the way he addresses the court. When the case was called at the resumed trial, Adeola Adedipe, counsel representing Maina's company (second defendant), drew the court's attention to the medical condition of [...]

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    My client is bleeding, Maina’s counsel tells judge

My client is bleeding, Maina’s counsel tells judge

Okon Abang, judge of a federal high court in Abuja on Thursday stepped down proceedings in the continuation of trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), citing the accused’s “failing health.” Abang said the order was to allow Maina, who was in court, to take his medication. The development began a few minutes after the commencement of the [...]

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Maina to remain in prison as court postpones ruling on bail application

Okon Abang, a judge of the federal high court in Abuja, has postponed ruling on the bail application of Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-chairman, Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM). Abang said the ruling was not ready due to the "heavy workload" of the court. “On account of the heavy workload on this honourable court, the court shall reserve ruling on the bail application,” Abang [...]

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