The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to remand Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, Pension Reform Activity Crew, in the Nigerian Correctional Service’s centre pending the willpower of the case.
Justice Okon Abang, who gave the order adjourned the matter until Oct. 30 for the commencement of trial.
Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that Maina’s son, Faisal, can be being arraigned in the identical court docket on a separate however comparable cost.
Faisal’s case is but to be known as on the time of sending this report.
NAN reviews that the anti-graft company is arraigning the previous pension job staff chairman on a 12-count cost bordering on “cash laundering, working fictitious financial institution accounts and fraud.”
The event is coming after Folashade Ogunbanjo, a decide, ordered the forfeiture of 23 property linked to him.
The decide gave the order following an exparte movement filed by the EFCC.
EFCC’s movement was supported by a 30-paragraph affidavit which it introduced pursuant to part 17 of Anti-money Laundering Act.
Maina is accused of being concerned in pension fraud operating into over N100 billion.
The Federal Civil Service Fee dismissed him in 2013 for “absconding from obligation” however he returned to the nation in 2017 and was reinstated as a director within the inside ministry.
Following outrage, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered his dismissal and demanded a probe of his recall.