Drama as Maina goes to court in wheelchair, court rules on bail application


A former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who is facing trial over his alleged complicity in a N2billion fraud, was on Thursday, brought before the Federal High Court, Abuja, in a wheelchair for continuation of his trial.

Officers of the Kuje Correctional Facility wheeled Maina into the court room at 9:30 a.m. and armed with two first aid boxes.

Trial Justice Okon Abang had fixed Thursday for ruling on the bail application filed by the defendant.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) arraigned Maina on a 12-count charge of fraud, money laundering and operating of several accounts.

He was arraigned alongside his firm, Common Input Properties and Investment Limited, which the EFCC claimed was involved in the alleged fraud.


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