- A medical report submitted to the Federal High Court, Abuja, has revealed that Abdulrasheed Maina is fit to face trial
- This is against the claim by Maina’s lawyer that her client was ill
- Recall that the ex-pension reform boss is standing trial over alleged money laundering charge to the tune of over N2 billion levelled against him by EFCC
Abdulrasheed Maina, the embattled former chairman of the defunct pension reform task team, has been declared fit to stand trial, a medical report submitted by the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS) has shown.
Channels TV reports that the medical report was submitted by the NCS to the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, November 25.
The court had ordered the NCS to medically examine Maina to confirm whether or not he is fit to face trial after his lawyer claimed he was ill.
Esther Uzoma, Maina’s lawyer, however, claimed that the medical record was not submitted to her and urged the court to disregard the report but the court ignored her plea.
Uzoma had claimed that his client was bleeding during the trial and asked that his client be allowed to take his medication.
The ex-pension reform boss is standing trial over alleged money laundering charge to the tune of over N2 billion levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Maina was granted bail by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday, November 25, in the sum of one billion naira with two sureties in like sum.
It was learnt that both sureties must be serving Nigerian senators with no criminal cases before the court.
The ex-pension reform boss had arrived at the court with the aid of a walking stick.
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