Maina Son Sentence To 24yrs Imprisonment

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has convicted Faisal Maina, son of former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, to twenty four years imprisonment for an offence bothering on money laundering.

Delivering judgement, Justice Okon Abang, held that the EFCC has proven beyond reasonable doubt that Faisal Maina, was guilty of the three count charge levelled against him.

Justice Abang also ordered the Federal Government to arrest Faisal Maina, anywhere he is found in Nigeria or commence lawful extradition process to bring him back to the country to serve his jail term if he is found outside the country.

Faisal had since June 24, 2020, failed to appear before the court for his trial, a development that led to the revocation of his bail.

EFCC had told the court that Faisal Maina, absconded to the United States through Niger republic.

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EFCC had in the charge before the court, alleged that Maina’s son had sometimes between 2013 and 2019, received the sum of about sixty million naira, being proceeds of a corrupt act by his father.

He was also accused of failing to properly declare his assets before the EFCC.

Faisal had reportedly pulled a gun to challenge operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS that arrested his father at a hotel in Abuja on September 30, 2019.

It will be recalled that his father, Maina also jumped bail and was later arrested in Niger Republic and extradited to the country by the Interpol.


Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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