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Maina To Stay In Prison Till End Of Trial

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered that the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Force Team, Abulrasheed Maina, be remanded in prison until the end of his trial.

Justice Okon Abang delivered the verdict, following the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) application made by prosecution counsel, Mohammed Abubakar.

The EFCC is prosecuting Maina over allegations of N2bn money laundering.

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Maina had jumped bail and fled to the Republic of Niger, but was produced in court on Friday, following his extradition to Nigeria yesterday.

Adaji Abel, a lawyer who newly took over his defence, appealed for an adjournment of the case to enable him to prepare adequately for the case.

The judge acceded to the request and adjourned until December 8.

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