- Fatima Abdullahi, a younger sister to Abdulrasheed Maina testified at the Federal High Court in Abuja
- Maina's sister stood as a prosecution witness in the ongoing trial against him.
- She denied knowledge of most of the transactions and fraudulent activities carried out by her brother in her name
A sister to the former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force, Abdulrasheed Maina, on Wednesday, December 11, stood as a prosecution witness in the ongoing trial against him.
Fatima Abdullahi, a younger sister to Maina who resides in Kaduna distanced herself from accounts said to have been opened in her name by her brother.
Channels Television reports that Fatima, who is a civil servant said she shares the same parents with Maina.
Giving evidence behind a screen, Fatima said she has never heard of a company Common Input & Investment Nigeria Ltd.
She also said she was only knowledgeable of the company in August 2019 after she tried to withdraw money from an ATM of a commercial bank.
According to Fatima, the process of withdrawing money was denied and when she inquired from the bank manager she was handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for questioning.
and it declined and on enquiring from the bank manager, she was handed over to the EFCC for questioning.
Maina's sister also denied buying shares her name in companies, while stating that photograph attached to the documents was a younger version of her before she got married.
Having listened to the witness, the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, adjourned the matter to Monday, December 16 for cross-examination and hearing of the bail variation application filed by Maina.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the court had granted Maina bail in the sum of one billion naira with two sureties in like sum.
Maina is standing trial on alleged money laundering charge to the tune of over N2 billion levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
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