Alleged N2bn Fraud: Court Orders Arrest Of Maina’s Son

  • Summons Surety 

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday revoked the bail granted to Faisal Maina and ordered his arrest for jumping bail.

Faisal is the son of the former Chairman of the defunct Presidential Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Faisal was arraigned alongside his father last year by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on money laundering charges and alleged fraud up to the tune N2 billion.

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The judge also ordered that his trial on money laundering charges would proceed in absentia pending his arrest or appearance in court.

Abang also summoned Faisal’s surety, Sani Umar Dangaladima who is a member of the House of Representatives, representing the Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State, to appear in court.

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The seeks explanation from the lawmaker on why he should not forfeit the N60m bail bond which he signed for Faisal.

Despite the absence on Maina’s son, the court ordered for continuation of his trial in his absence and adjourned till Wednesday.

The court also commenced the trial of Maina, in his absence.

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Maina, who is being prosecuted by the EFCC on behalf of the federal government on a 12-count charge, bordering on money laundering and fraud of about N2 billion had jumped bail and a warrant of arrest had been issued against him by the court.

On Monday, the court had ordered that Maina’s surety, Senator Ali Ndume be remanded at the Kuje prison over his failure to produce Maina, who’s currently on the run.

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