Court orders EFCC to extend Maina, son’s detention
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured an order of a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Bwari, Abuja to detain former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina and his son, Faisal, pending conclusion of investigations.
Following an ex parte application by the anti-graft agency, the order, which was given on October 7, 2019, empowered the commission to remand the defendants in its custody for 14 days.EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja yesterday, said the court noted that the order was subject to review, if necessary.
Maina and his son were arrested at an Abuja hotel by the Department of State Services and were subsequently handed to the EFCC for further investigation and prosecution over allegations of fraud and money laundering amounting to N2.1b.
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