//Nigeria: Court Sends Ex-pension Chairman, Maina To Prison

Nigeria: Court Sends Ex-pension Chairman, Maina To Prison

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to remand Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team, in the Nigerian Correctional Service’s centre pending the determination of the case.

Justice Okon Abang, who gave the order adjourned the matter till Oct. 30 for the commencement of trial.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Maina’s son, Faisal, is also being arraigned in the same court on a separate but similar charge.

Faisal’s case is yet to be called at the time of sending this report.

NAN reports that the anti-graft agency is arraigning the former pension task team chairman on a 12-count charge bordering on “money laundering, operating fictitious bank accounts and fraud.”