Alleged money laundering: EFCC says Maina’s son made contradictory statements

Alleged money laundering: EFCC says Maina’s son made contradictory statements

- Faisal Maina is still facing his money laundering charge before Justice Okon Abang

- EFCC said the son of the fugitive former PenCom boss told lies in his statement and did not also declare all his assets

- Meanwhile, during a ruling on Wednesday, Justice Okon revoked Maina's bail following his continued absence from the court

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Faisal Maina, the son of the former and now fugitive chairman of Pension Reformed Task Team, was Wednesday, November 26, accused of making a contradictory statement in his case at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) made the allegation in a statement released by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren.

Maina is standing trial before Justice Okon Abang of the Abuja court on a three-count of money laundering and false declaration of assets.

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The anti-graft commission presented a third prosecution witness against the son of the former PenCom boss during a hearing on Wednesday before Justice Abang.

Alleged money laundering: EFCC says Maina’s son makes contradictory statements
EFCC says Faisal Maina lied to the court in the money laundering case. Credit: @OnwardNG
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It explained that Faisal lied concerning the registration of a company he allegedly used in laundering funds to the tune of whopping N58 million.

EFFC further said, while making a statement in the case against him, Faisal had disclosed that he had a bank account for his company Faisal Farms which he and his dad Abdulrasheed are its signatories, Channels TV reports.

Uwujaren said contrary to what he said in the defence statement, the company Faisal Farms does not have a farm, adding that the defendant also failed to declare all his assets both home and abroad.

Faisal has not been in court and does not send any legal representation in the four consecutive adjournments of his trial since November 26, 2019, when he was released on bail.

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This has prompted Justice Abang to revoke his bail and issue a bench warrant against him.

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Senator Ndume lands in trouble over Maina

Legit.ng reported that for failing to produce the former PenCom boss, Abdulrasheed Maina, Senator Ali Ndume was thrown in jail. This was after Federal High Court in Abuja ordered he be remanded.

Senator Ndume stood surety for Maina who has jumped bail regarding his ongoing N2 billion money laundering trial.

Visitors restricted from seeing Ndume

Meanwhile, officials of the Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja, stopped two senators from having access to the remanded Ndume. The two senators who visited Ndume were Ishaku Elisha Abbo and Bala Ibn Na’Allah.

After Senator Ishaku Elisha Abbo left the facility, Senator Na’Allah was allowed to see the officer in charge of the prison, G. U. Ochepa.

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