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EFCC to arraign Maina, son before Justice Okon Abang

Rasheed Maina
Abdulrasheed Maina

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it is set to arraign the former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina on Friday, October 25, 2019 before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

A statement on Tuesday from EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said, the Commission will arraign him on 12-count charges, bothering on money laundering, operating fictitious bank accounts and fraud.

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He also said to be arraigned same day; in the same court on a separate but similar charge is his son, Faisal.

Uwujaren also said Justice Folashade Giwa Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday October 22, 2019, gave an order, authorizing the federal government to take over 23 properties belonging Maina.

He said the Justice Ogunbanjo forfeiture pronouncement was sequel to the exparte motion, filled by the EFCC, seeking Maina’s interim forfeiture of the properties to the Nigerian Government pending the completion of its investigations.

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He said the affected properties are located in Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja; Kaduna, Sokoto, and Borno states.

The EFCC application also sought an order of the court to publish a newspaper advertisement on the properties, to enable anyone who has any reason why they should not be forfeited to federal government to indicate with prove of non-forfeiture application.

Uwujaren said the EFCC motion was supported by a 30-paragraph affidavit, which it brought pursuant to Section 17, of Anti-Money Laundering Act.

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