Pension scam: Maina to remain in custody until Wednesday, November 6

Pension scam: Maina to remain in custody until Wednesday, November 6

- Abdulrasheed Maina, a former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, will remain in prison custody until Wednesday, November 6

- The continued detention of the pension boss followed a ruling by the court which adjourned hearing on his bail application to Wednesday

- Maina was remanded in prison after his arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

A former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, will remain in custody until Wednesday, November 6, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Maina, through his counsel, had applied for bail before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday, October 30.

However, Justice Abang, while giving ruling after submissions and arguments by both the defence and prosecution counsels, adjourned ruling on the bail application to Wednesday, November 6.

Maina is currently facing a 12-count charge of money laundering and operating fictitious bank accounts and fraud against the federal government of Nigeria.

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The former pension boss pleaded guilty to the charges levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the EFCC had arraigned Maina before the Federal High Court over alleged fraudulent activities during his tenure as chairman of the pension task team.

Following his arraignment by the anti-graft agency, Justice Abang in a ruling on Friday, October 25, ordered the remand of Maina in prison.

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The judge, while giving his ruling, warned that the court will not entertain frivolous excuses for an adjournment from both parties involved during the trial period.

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