EFCC vs Maina: What happened in court on Tuesday

The inability of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to use screening shield for its second witness in the ongoing trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-Pension Reform Chair, on Tuesday, stalled the trial.

The EFCC Counsel, Halima Shehu, who applied that the second prosecution witness (PW2) be screened as soon as Justice Okon Abang began proceeding on the matter, said it was necessary in the interest of fair hearing.

Shehu based her application on Section 232(3) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the development occurred shortly after the first prosecution witness, Mairo Abdullahi Bashir, completed her evidence.

However, Justice Abang said it would be wrong to ask learned counsel and other people in the…

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