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Court Remands Maina’s Son—Faisal At Police STS

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has remanded Faisal, son of the embattled former chairman of the Pension Reforms Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, at the Police Special Tactical Squad.

The police had arraigned Faisal before the Court on 3-count bordering on money laundering, illegal possession of firearms and obstruction of the course of justice.

He pleaded not guilty.

After he not guilty plea, the Prosecutor, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, urged the court to remand the defendant in police custody at the Special Tactical Squad, Asokoro in Abuja.

The matter has been adjourned to November 6 for the commencement of trial on a day to day basis as the court will not entertain frivolous applications for adjournment.

He will, therefore, be remanded at Police Special Tactical Squad pending the commencement of his trial.

On the other hand, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] also arraigned Maina on three counts of receiving money known to be from unlawful proceeds under a fictitious name.

He also pleaded not guilty.

Maina is being accused of operating an anonymous account between 2013 and 2016 and indirectly controlling an aggregate of over 58 million naira between that period.

On October 3, he filed an asset declaration form in which he concealed some of his assets.

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