Court Orders Maina To Remain In Prison Till End Of Trial

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Following the return of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team Chairman, Abulrasheed Maina, Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered him to remain in prison till his trial is over.

Abang made the order for Maina’s remand on Friday, following an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) prosecution counsel, Mohammed Abubakar.

Maina who had fled to the Republic of Niger was produced in court for the first time on Friday following his extradition to Nigeria on Thursday.

Ruling on the EFCC’s application for a remand order, Justice Abang said, “The defendant is already on bench warrant having jumped bail.

Maina is being prosecuted by the EFCC on N2bn money laundering.