BREAKING: Abdulrasheed Maina Found Guilty Of Money Laundering

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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has found the former chairman of the now-defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, guilty of money laundering.
Naija News reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Maina before the court over a 12-count charge of money laundering.

But in a judgement delivered by the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, on Monday, the court found Maina guilty of the charges levelled against him by the EFCC, saying that he stole monies meant for pensioners while he was in office.

It held that the former pension boss is guilty of money laundering in the sum of over N2 billion, following vital evidence produced by the anti-graft agency to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

The court also found Maina guilty of hiding identity as a signatory to accounts opened in two banks – UBA and Fidelity bank – by using the identity of his family members without their knowledge.

Justice Abang also held that through Maina’s service as a civil servant, his salary and emoluments will not amount to the monies in these accounts.

Recall that Maina’s son, Faisal was convicted after finding him guilty on all three counts of money laundering involving N58.1million in public funds.

More to come…

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