Alleged N2bn Fraud: Maina used sister’s name to run secret bank account


Mairo Bashir, a business manager with the United Bank for Africa (UBA) and first prosecution witness (PW1), in the ongoing trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman, Pension Reform Task Team before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday disclosed that Mr Maina used his sister’s name to open a secret bank account with the UBA, through which funds were transferred.

According to the witness, Mr Maina passed off the account as belonging to his sister, while he actually operated it.

The witness under cross- examination by the defence counsel, Esther Uzoma, denied harbouring any ulterior motive in her testimonies.

Ms Uzoma had accused the witness of nursing an ulterior motive by not revealing to the UBA authorities, Mr Maina’s huge monetary transactions,…



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