EFCC’s application to shield witness stalls Maina’s trial

The trial of the former chairman, Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, on Tuesday was stalled due to the inability of the anti-graft agency to use screen shield for its second witness.

Mr Maina is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 12-count charge bordering on money laundering, operating fictitious accounts and other fraudulent activities.

The former PRTT chairman, who was in hiding for almost two years, was eventually arrested by the State Security Service (SSS) which had hitherto been accused of shielding him from arrest.

The SSS then handed over Mr Maina to the EFCC, which had declared him wanted for over a year.

He was arraigned on October 25 and pleaded not guilty to the 12-count charge of N100 billion pension fraud…

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